Posts Categorized: COVID-19

Stimulate the fight against hunger

The past year has demonstrated how important food assistance is during a time of crisis. It has also tested the strength and resilience of our local food assistance network. One of the economic impacts of COVID-19 has been a significant increase in food insecurity in Lane County. Simply put, more people than ever are having trouble paying for all… Read more »

Rural Organizing Project takes on food pantry status

Volunteers prepare food in ROP’s kitchen on Feb. 18. With an average of 600 families served per week, the organization is on the constant lookout for those who can volunteer time, items or skills. By: Damien Sherwood/Cottage Grove Sentinel Posted Feb 25, 2021 As communities continue to feel the burden of the pandemic’s economic devastation,… Read more »

OSU: Pandemic erased Oregon’s progress since Great Recession addressing food insecurity

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The pandemic erased progress since the Great Recession in addressing food insecurity in Oregon, according to a new report from Oregon State University. “After the Great Recession, rebounding employment numbers and efforts by Oregon safety net programs helped bring the food insecurity rate down to around 10% of households statewide by December… Read more »

The Arc challenges stereotypes, expands role in community aid

CARES: A natural extension In response to the evolving needs of the community during the pandemic and wildfires this year, The Arc of Lane County is debuting Community Allies Resources for Eugene-Springfield, known as CARES, on Tuesday. The new program works in collaboration with FOOD for Lane County and the Community Alliance for Lane County,… Read more »

COVID-19 VIDEO UPDATE: Grocery Store Recovery

  Here’s a brief video update that describes how we have started picking up donated food from grocery stores again. We are working with stores and staff to do so safely during COVID-19. Note that the video includes pre-COVID footage. Please reach out if you have comments, questions or suggestions. You can email me or… Read more »

COVID-19 VIDEO UPDATE: Summer Food Program

  Here’s a brief video update that describes how COVID-19 has changed the way we operate the Summer Food Program for children this year. Please reach out if you have comments, questions or suggestions. You can email me or call me at (541) 343-2822 x102. Thank you. Tom Mulhern, Executive Director More COVID-19 video updates

COVID-19 VIDEO UPDATE: Farm to Family

  This week’s video update describes a new food program recently launched by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to COVID-19. Please reach out if you have comments, questions or suggestions. You can email me or call me at (541) 343-2822 x102. Thank you. Tom Mulhern, Executive Director More COVID-19 videos

COVID-19 VIDEO UPDATE: Emergency Food Boxes

  This week’s brief video update describes how we’re responding to the increased demand for home-delivered food boxes during COVID-19. Please note that the video includes pre-COVID footage. Please reach out if you have comments, questions or suggestions. You can email me or call me at (541) 343-2822 x102. Thank you. Tom Mulhern, Executive Director… Read more »

COVID-19 VIDEO UPDATE: Senior Grocery Program

  Not a lot of people know about the Senior Grocery Program. This week’s short video update describes how we have adapted our Senior Grocery Program to COVID-19. The video includes pre-COVID footage. Please reach out if you have comments, questions or suggestions. You can email me or call me at (541) 343-2822 x102. Thank… Read more »

Thank you NAACP Eugene Springfield

We would like to highlight the work of the NAACP Eugene Springfield Unit 1119, an organization that has passionately worked to fight food insecurity during the COVID19 pandemic. Due to systemic racism and oppression, Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color experience higher rates of food insecurity than white households. The NAACP is a leading… Read more »