November 5, 2019
Today, Bank of America announced that Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and the Portland Parks Foundation (PPF) have received the annual Neighborhood Builder Award from Bank of America. The award comes with $200,000 that will allow PP&R and PPF to significantly expand free summertime lunch and recreation activities.
PP&R’s Mobile Lunch + Play program, part of Summer Free For All, brings kids a healthy, free lunch along with sports, arts, crafts, and games to apartment complexes and sites in east Portland where parks are currently scarce.
The award builds on Bank of America’s longstanding support of Summer Free For All.
Special thanks to Bank of America, including Roger Hinshaw, President of Oregon and SW Washington, Monique Barton, Senior Vice President for Corporate Social Responsibility, and Jessica Hewitt, Vice President for Enterprise Business and Community; to the Portland Parks Foundation, including Executive Director Randy Gragg and Board Chair Mary Ruble; and to Parks staff, especially Kellie Torres and Chariti Montez.