Even in These Trying Days, We Can Learn

Listen to the podcast below. What is happening to our world?  Television or social media bring a daily avalanche of upsetting and darkening news. Adults see it. The children see it. How do we protect our children from suffering long-term damage from this awful year?...

Farm Fresh Food Boxes Available for Free

No forms, applications or questions asked. Just arrive early and pick up one these 20-25 pound boxes of dairy, vegetables and/or pre-cooked meats at one of the sites listed here. As part of a new program to link Families to Farmers, the US Department of Agriculture is...

Free Meals Available to All Children in Portland

Portland School District is providing free Breakfast and Lunches for any child in the community under age 19. Meals are available for pickup between 11 am and 1 pm Monday through Thursday. Meals for the weekend ready for pickup on Thursdays. To view a map of locations...

Update: Help finding food for kids

Now SNAP benefits are even more valuable. In April and May, Oregon households receiving SNAP benefits will receive the maximum amount available for their household size. If your monthly SNAP benefit before the COVID-19 crisis was less than the maximum for your...

Ten Strategies for Coping with COVID-19

We talked to teachers, parents and other grandparents raising grandchildren starting the day schools were closed. Here some thoughts. No one can do all of these! Pick and choose strategies you find most realistic and useful.