Portland Farmers Market recently posted this article by Urban Gleaners on their blog! Take a look:

Thousands look forward to Opening Day of the Portland Farmers Market at PSU. For Urban Gleaners, it means a new season of donations of delicious, fresh, organic produce that we deliver directly from the markets to the families in our Food to Schools Program.

It’s no secret that Oregon ranks high on the list of hungriest states in America. Last year, the Oregon Food Bank distributed more than one million emergency food boxes. 33% of those receiving emergency food were children. In 2010, Urban Gleaners became aware of issues of hunger in Portland’s East Multnomah County School District, where between 70-90% of children live below the poverty line and rely on free or subsidized school breakfasts and lunches for what is often their only meal of the day. “Some of these children come from homes where there is nothing in the cupboard,” says Kate Barker, Principal of Cherry Park Elementary School.

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