The Oregonian highlights Metropolitan Family Service Community School Food Security efforts.

“…[T]eachers can see a student get calmer when there’s something in his stomach.”

“Besides lunch, there’s breakfast, served in one school in class, in the other in the cafeteria. For kids staying after classes, about 85 from each school, there’s dinner, late in the afternoon. In other words, says Sarai Rodriguez, coordinator of the Schools Uniting Neighborhoods program at Parklane, a significant number of students get all three meals at school.”

“She recalls, “I heard a mom telling a kid, ‘You need to eat your supper, because there’s no food at home.'”

Thank you David Sarasohn for the article!

Read it here.