Posts Categorized: Action Alerts

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 »

Food drives and donations of nonperishable items

There have been a lot of posts circulating on social media recently about food banks not needing donations of non-perishable foods from food drives. Here’s what Brad Bassi, our Food Resource Developer, would like the community to know: Food drives and donations of nonperishable items remain an important part of the work that we do… Read more »

Vote “YES” on Measure 20-239

Letter to the Editor, Register-Guard, Published May 6, 2016 FOOD For Lane County is always working to make sure no one in our community goes hungry. We partner with many organizations and individuals to provide emergency food, but we also work to ensure “food for the future” through creative partnerships with farmers, master gardeners, food… Read more »

Bill Increasing Child Hunger Needs to Go

From our colleagues at Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon … A U.S. House committee just proposed a bill that will increase child hunger. It should be rejected in no uncertain terms. At a forum on school meals held recently at an elementary school in Hillsboro, a fifth grade student was asked about what school… Read more »

Legislative Action Day, February 9

On Tuesday, February 9, Oregon Food Bank Network staff and volunteers were in Salem advocating to leadership for an additional $10 million total for Emergency Housing Account ($8 million) and State Homeless Assistance Program ($2 million). Oregon is in a housing crisis. Homes and rents are unaffordable for too many Oregonians, and many more are… Read more »

Contact Senator Merkley about The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The federal government helps food banks by providing USDA commodity food, and financial assistance to store and distribute that food, through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). The financial assistance helps pay for warehouse and transportation costs like gas, utilities, staff, drivers, and equipment like forklifts and refrigerated trucks. As food banks pursue their commitments… Read more »