From program coordinator Maria Perdomo: “We notice how the children have been improving in their skills—social/emotional skills, cognitive skills—and how the parents are improving how they connect with their children and support them with positive discipline.”
Last Thursday, MFS Hunger Relief programs held a Vietnamese cooking class at West Powellhurst, led by MFS Hunger Relief AmeriCorps member Thu Le, and two Vietnamese community members. They taught parents, students and volunteers how to make Vietnamese salad rolls and peanut sauce, sticky coconut rice, and a Vietnamese chicken and vegetable soup. 🥥🍲🍴
The Classic Wines Auction is less than 2 months away! Proceeds from their amazing series of events support 5 local nonprofits, including MFS (in fact, we started the Auction 34 years ago!!). Last year, they raised $420,000 for each of the nonprofits, and that wouldn’t have happened without nearly 500 awesome volunteers.
Please consider volunteering behind the scenes or on the front lines.There are lots of positions available! See job descriptions here.
Double the fun and sign up with a friend before the Jan 15 deadline. Please be sure to indicate that you are affiliated with MFS.
The partnership between Oregon Food Bank, Portland Children’s Levy and MFS was highlighted on KOIN Channel 6 and in the Gresham Outlook as making a difference in the community by combating food insecurity. Many thanks to MFS Site Manager Celia Flaim (and team) and CEO Judy Strand for participating in / hosting this public relations opportunity highlighting the…