It was announced at Shaver Elementary in Portland’s Parkrose neighborhood. The Zidell family providing a $150,000 check to fill empty bellies in Oregon. The Oregonian announced the gift was announced was announced on the 100th anniversary of Sam Zidells arrival in the U.S. from his birthplace in the Ukraine. The family owns Zidell Marine. The money will be used to expand a food pantry program that helps families in 6 Multnomah County schools, with an aim to serve 24 more schools in other areas. In Oregon, more than a third of people who consume emergency food box meals are children. The state’s child food insecurity rate is at 29%, one of the highest in the nation.