Summer Food Resources (and a story!)

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Hi, lions! Hope you’re having a great summer.

Did you know that Lincoln Park families can pick up food boxes from Pacific Fruit on Tuesdays at 2:15-3:00 at Gilbert Heights? (NO food boxes June 30th due to the holiday, next distribution will be 7/7) The boxes are available to LP and GH families on a first-come, first serve basis. The district is also continuing to provide grab-and-go lunches at the High School, Ventura Park, Ron Russell and Gilbert Heights. You can find out more about DDSD food resources here. (PS: 211 is coordinating COVID-19 rent and utility relief – click here, call 211 or text your zip code to 898211.)

If you’re in another part of the city, there are summer lunch + play programs in Portland Parks:

If you’re outside of Portland, you can text “FOOD” or “COMIDA” to 877-877 , check out the Summer Meals website to find Oregon lunches sites or visit freesummermeals.org to search anywhere in the US.

This week’s story is The Girl and the Wolf, by Katherena Vermette and Julie Flett (one of my favorite illustrators). It seems like it might be a Red Riding Hood story, but you might be surprised….

The Girl and the Wolf, by Katherena Vermette and Julie Flett

I really like this story – partly because I like wolves and never like it when they play the villain in a story. The other part of the story that is meaningful to me is that the wolf teaches the girl to find the answers within herself – something that is important for everyone to know.

The reason the girl leaves tobacco for the wolf is because it is one of the four sacred medicines of the First People. Leaving it as a gift is a way to say thank you. How would you say thank you to someone who helped you find your power?