Oregon City's Backpack Buddies


Program Roots

Students were coming to school hungry and unfocused, especially after the weekend.  A teacher noticed and instituted a program she called Backpack Buddies.  

Who We Are

Oregon City’s Backpack Buddies program is a non-profit organization in cooperation with the Oregon Food Bank. Many schools are sponsored by a local faith congregation.  

Who We Serve

We serve students in Oregon City who are experiencing food insecurity.  Many students struggle to have access to enough child-friendly food over the weekend.

How We Are Funded

Our funding comes from community events, community members, local businesses, donations of money and food from cooperating faith congregations.

Currently Serving

7 Elementary Schools

2 Middle Schools

Groups get together at various locations to assemble the bags.  

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We Need Your Help

If you would like to donate food, the following is a list of needed items:

     *peanut butter          *shelf-stable milk

     *chili                    *100% fruit juice     

     *Easy Mac               *fruit cups

     *pull-top soup          *applesauce

     *trailmix or nuts     *single-serve cereal


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To Donate by Check:

Oregon City's Backpack Buddies

Mail to:  19658 Schafer Dr

Oregon City, OR 97045

Cathy Warner

(503) 975-1777

Food bags are then distributed to schools so that they can be discreetly put in student's backpacks Friday.

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