Bob’s Red Mill Supports Blessings in a Backpack Northwest Oregon Chapter
Providing good, wholesome food to its customers has always been a part of Bob’s Red Mill. That’s why Bob’s Red Mill is supporting the launch of the Blessings in a Backpack’s Northwest Oregon Chapter, a program that is conquering child hunger on the weekends!
In 2020, Blessings in a Backpack joined forces with Take Action Inc. By establishing the Northwest Oregon Chapter, thousands of food-insecure children return to school on Mondays, nourished and ready to learn.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the Northwest Oregon Chapter served 2,000 children in 52 schools in Greater Portland. Despite subsequent school closures, many of these children continued to receive food from heroic volunteers, some actually taking food door to door!
When schools fully reopen, we expect the demand for weekend food will be greater than ever before. The chapter development donation from Bob’s Red Mill will make that possible — once again, planting a seed that will grow and nourish food-insecure children.
Nationally, Blessings in a Backpack operates in 46 states, with volunteers distributing healthy, non-perishable food in partnership with schools and community organizations.