Frederick Douglass: It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.

About the Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program

We're strictly Clatsop County.

We live here. Some of us teach here.  Our efforts are focused here, but we can't do it alone.  We're supported by Clatsop County United Way, for which we're thankful, but their funds only go so far.  We need your help - your time, your financial help, or both.

Our Board

Meche’ Brownlow, Co-Chair

Rick Abrego, Co-Chair

Sarah Collins, Secretary

Al Peinhardt, Treasurer

Jill Quackenbush 

Trish Downey

Mission Statement

Connecting people, enriching lives and helping children reach their full potential through success in school.

Vision Statement

All children have the opportunity to have a caring relationship with a supportive adult.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

  • ensuring that our vetting process for mentors reflects the diversity of our mentees
  • being open to honest and dynamic conversations on the issues of equity, diversity and inclusion
  • developing a policy within our non-profit that advances equity, diversity and inclusion for mentors and mentees
  • using our resources towards the goal of helping all our mentees in Clatsop County be able to fulfill their aspirations
  • promoting an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of diverse individuals to help create stronger and more meaningful bonds with our mentees


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Lunch Buddy Mentoring Program is a 501(C)(3) qualified nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.