Food Bags

As you may or may not know we have a number of families in the Hayhurst community who are food insecure. Portland School District has 18,626 students who qualify for free/reduced-priced school meals, of that Hayhurst Elementary has 105 students (19% of our students).

With thanks to funds from Take Action, Hayhurst PTA, Odyssey PTA and Ainsworth PTA we are able to provide 42 weekly bags of food to Hayhurst, Odyssey & Ainsworth families in need to help through the weekend.

Please come join us in filling the bags every Friday morning in the cafeteria starting at 8 a.m. It typically takes about 30 minutes. No need to sign up just come after you grab your coffee from the coffee cart! 

Additional Needs

Deliver Food Bags

Additionally this year we will be driving bags to Stephen’s Creek Crossing. Please sign up at http://signup.com/go/ouQPDsw or contact Stefanie Maher if you can help drive food bags on Friday morning.

Cloth Bags

We need more cloth bags. If you have cloth bags in good condition that you are no longer using please bring them to the cafeteria on Friday morning or drop them off in the office.

Budget Cuts

Our budget from Take Action was cut significantly this year so they can give funds to other school and help more children throughout the city. As a result we will be asking the community for additional support this year. If you have any connections with churches or social groups that would be interested in having a food drive or making cash donations, please contact Stefanie Maher.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Stefanie Maher