Each week 19 children at Chief Joseph Elementary School take home a backpack filled with donated food. During the week these children qualify for free or reduced fee breakfast and lunch at school, and the food backpacks help them get through the weekend at home. Most of the food is dried/canned staples donated by the NE Ecumenical Food Pantry. The backpacks are lacking fresh fruit. In addition to food, these families are also in need of some basic necessities like toilet paper and disposable diapers.
If you can buy extras while you're shopping and drop them off at the front office of Chief Joseph (Saratoga and Delaware), you'll walk out with a smile and someone in your neighborhood will greatly benefit from your generosity. Backpacks are filled on Wednesdays and go out on Thursdays each week. Donations are accepted any weekday. Thank you!
The Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association will continue meeting on the third Thursday of each month in 2012. All neighbors are welcome to attend the meetings, and we especially encourage your participation in our quarterly general meetings.
January 19, 2012
April 19th, 2012
July 19th, 2012
October 19, 2012
Looking for an easy way to burn some Holiday calories and help Arbor Lodge Park? Become a winter/spring flame weeder!
It's easy, you burn some weeds with a propane torch; while you walk around the Park doing this service you burn calories too. You can pick your day and time. Interested in learning how? contact Ginger at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join us for a neighborhood holiday party! We're gathering at the Historic Kenton Firehouse. Please bring a dessert to share. See you there!
Updated: The park presentation will begin at 6:30 pm at the Kenton Firehouse.
Improvements are coming soon to Arbor Lodge Park! Join us Thursday evening, December 15, at 6:00 pm for a special 30 minute presentation at the Historic Kenton Firehouse. Sue Glenn, from the City of Portland's Parks & Recreation Bureau, will show new design plans for our park and explain the new features and equipment that will make it an easily accessible recreation area for our community. Our regular monthly Board Meeting will follow at 6:30 pm.