Posts Categorized: Action Alerts

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive returns to Lane County after absence

EUGENE, Ore. — The Letter Carriers’ Food Drive is back in Lane County following a two-year hiatus. Organizers ask you to use a weatherproof bag to leave a donation of nonperishable, protein food items by your mailbox on November 20. Your letter carrier or a FFLC volunteer will pick it up. It provides much of the… Read more »

Lane County groups want to Stuff the Bus with food, toy donations this weekend

Before people prepare to stuff turkeys, local organizations need help stuffing buses with food and toys for local families. Stuff the Bus — a partnership between FOOD for Lane County, Lane County Toys for Tots, Walmart, Lane Transit District and local radio stations104.7 KDUK and US 101 — takes place Friday (11/12) and Saturday (11/13)…. Read more »

#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 »