Lunch Buddy Program

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 Provide Friendship, Support and Positive Role Modeling for Children in Order to Enhance Self-esteem, Promote Resiliency and a Healthy Lifestyle.

EVERYBODY NEEDS SOME BUDDY SOMETIME  A Lunch Buddy is someone to eat with, someone to talk to, someone to listen to, someone to laugh with, someone a child can depend on to be there for them.

Our kids need you.

  • Volunteering just 1 hour a week will put a smile on your heart.
  • Youth who meet regularly with their mentors are:
    • 46% less likely to start using illegal drugs than their peers
    • 27% less likely to drink alcohol
    • 33% less likely to engage in violence

If you are interested in becoming a Lunch Buddy Mentor at one of our elementary schools, please contact Linda Parsons for an application at (503) 353-5663, or email    Application     Criminal History Check Form

Thank you to our supporters for their generous contributions for the 2012-2013 School Year:

Harrington Family Foundation
Bruce Alley
Sheri and Steve Brown
Toni Cline
Muriel Feuer
Stuart and Jill Fishman
Russ and Judy Isom
Mai Kiigemagi
Kay and Jim Loeffl
Deborah Noble
Michael Reding
Al Laurie III
Gretchen and Scott Walker
Kim and Jason Hegdahl
US Trust-Anonymous Donor
Dean Patzer
Richard and Janet Enger
Protemp Associates
Joe Fairbairn
Ron and Shirley Naso
Diane Fleck- Someplace Else
Frank and Sherri Magdlen
Mark and Suzanne Montalbano
Ardenwald Elementary School
Ardenwald Elementary PTO
Happy Valley Elementary PTA
Seth Lewelling Elementary PTO
Milwaukie Elementary PTO
Scouters Mountain Elementary PTA
Lot Whitcomb Elementary PALS
Mike Nelson Memorial Golf Party
Kellogg Bowl
Pietros Pizza

In Kind Support:

North Clackamas School District

North Clackamas Education Foundation

North Clackamas Family Support Center

City of Milwaukie
City of Happy Valley
Kerry Belle-Isle
Josh Lunceford
Ken Rommell
Ami Rome
Kristin Kinnie
Lori Larson
Melinda Pibal
Kim Hegdahl


The North Clackamas School District Lunch Buddy Program is privately funded, if you are unable to be a Lunch Buddy at this time, but would like to support this important program, please make checks payable to NCEF - Lunch Buddy Program.

Please mail checks to:

Lunch Buddy Program

Family Support Center

6031 SE King Road
Milwaukie, OR 97222




Last Modified on September 3, 2013