Thursday, April 5, 2012

Downtown Portland church inspired by North Portland college students rescues Northeast Portland tradition

From Oregon-

When Sue Rossiter read a recent Oregonian story about University of Portland college students saving a Northeast Portland tradition, she had a few thoughts.

One, wouldn't the endangered monthly breakfast for seniors at the Hollywood Senior Center be a wonderful extension of her church's feeding ministry?

And two, wasn't the effort by the college students similar to her son's desire to feed people some years ago?

Rossiter, who is known as "the breakfast lady" at St. Stephen's Episcopal Parish, downtown at 1432 S.W. 13th Ave., said her church's volunteers will take over the senior breakfast when the University of Portland students depart for summer.

That's good news for Amber-Kern Johnson, executive director of the Hollywood Senior Center, who said center visitors appreciate the chance to socialize and enjoy a healthy and economical meal.

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