A recent study by the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, which tracks giving from more than 4,500 charities, revealed that giving to nonprofits in 2018 did not keep up with inflation. In fact, nearly all other measures — gifts smaller than $1,000, new donors and donor retention — declined last year.
FFLC experienced similar declines in 2018 and headed into 2019 short of our fundraising goal. Our recent “Food is Love” match campaign was vital in getting us back on track. In February, all donations to FFLC were matched up to $100,000 thanks to a generous grant from a donor-advised fund from the Oregon Community Foundation.
We want to thank all of our supporters — those who gave in February, those who give every month and those who give what they can, when they can. Together we ensure that anyone needing help will receive it, because we believe “no one should be hungry.”
Thank you to our sponsors, the 26 participating restaurants and everyone who contributed to the 5th Annual Grilled Cheese Experience, presented by Kendall Cares. The event raised more than $21,000.
In Lane County, the Governor’s State Employees Food Drive raised over $32,000 and 6,182 pounds of food. Thank you to the University of Oregon, Department of Human Services District 5, Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Justice Child Support, State Police Forensics, Oregon OSHA, Department of Higher Education, Department of Forestry and ODOT.
Thank you also to these schools for participating in the Love Your Neighbor/Feed Your Neighbor School Food Drive. Springfield Learning Tree, Corridor, Thurston Elementary, Bertha Holt, Prairie Mountain, Family School/Chinese Immersion, Emerald Christian Academy, Kelly Middle, Monroe Middle, Charlemagne, and Spring Creek. Together you raised a total of 3,719 pounds of food and $278.