PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Portland schools are doing their part to make sure no one has to be alone at lunch.
On Thursday, 40 Portland high school students and 55 middle school students participated in No One Eats Alone Day.
The national program encourages students to engage with classmates they don’t know.
Students from Grant High School went to Harriet Tubman School during lunch. The students were tasked with spotting students sitting alone and getting to know them.
“No one eats alone day, which is today, is really my favorite,” Jane Nelson, a sophomore at Grant High School, said. “Because it really encourages people to sit with people who are alone and make everyone feel included.”
The day was launched in 2012 in northern California to address social isolation. More than a million students across the country now participate in the event.
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