Posts Categorized: Action Alerts

#BlackLivesMatter

We are stunned and grieving from the traumatic loss of Black American lives as a result of continued systemic racism and recurring police violence. We say the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others … We hear the voices of our fellow Americans crying for justice, and we… Read more »

Consider becoming a monthly sustaining donor

Provide meals all year long Consider becoming a monthly sustaining donor. Gifts from monthly donors strengthen critical programs that provide food, education, job training and more to local families and individuals in need. Eric Richardson’s family benefited from such programs. Eric is president of the Eugene Springfield NAACP, a Eugene resident since 1971, a graduate… Read more »

Increased demand puts strain on Creswell pantry

  Susan Blacknik strolled through rows of shelves at the Creswell Food Pantry. She passed empty spaces and cases upon cases of canned beans and pureed pumpkin. “I don’t like to see bare shelves over there, and there’s more bare shelves than I’ve seen since I started six years ago,” she said. With the winter… Read more »

Justice of Eating Awards 2020

Started in 2011, the Justice of Eating Award honors groups, individuals, and partner agencies for their distinguished contributions toward hunger relief in Lane County. We all share an extraordinary commitment to feeding the hungry and improving our community. We encourage anyone to nominate an organization, leader or volunteer for a 2020 Justice of Eating Award…. Read more »

Tens of thousands of Oregonians could lose their food stamp benefits

Under a proposed rule change, people would have to apply for SNAP benefits under more restrictive federal requirements than now used in Oregon and 41 other states Tens of thousands of Oregonians could lose their food stamp benefits if a proposed federal rule change that specifies eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is approved… Read more »

About 6,000 Oregonians could lose food stamp benefits under new proposal

OREGON – More than 6,000 Oregonians could lose their food stamp benefits under a new proposal by the Trump administration. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it’s proposing a new requirement for the supplemental nutrition assistance program, otherwise known as “SNAP.” The DOA says the new proposal would close “a loophole” that allows people… Read more »

SNAP cuts would hurt the people most in need

Before leaving for its August recess, the House Budget Committee passed its budget resolution for the 2018 fiscal year, putting in danger the safety net programs that are successfully helping the most vulnerable members of our community. Of the roughly $200 billion in cuts outlined in the resolution, $150 billion will directly affect the Supplemental… Read more »