Posts Categorized: FFLC partner agencies

I’ve gotten used to not having food

John, Shea, Richard, Gerome. People experiencing homelessness in Eugene and Lane County have a name. And a story to tell. Troy had been homeless for about a year when we spoke with him at FFLC’s Dining Room in November. “I’m most proud of my 21-year-old daughter. She’s proof I’m doing something right.” “I’ve been coming to… Read more »

Struggling to pay rent

30% of Lane County renters spend more than 50% of their income on rent In Eugene that number is 36% and in Springfield 22%. This “severe rent burden” leaves little money for basic needs including food, child care, transportation, healthcare and taxes. When money is tight, food is often the first thing people cut back… Read more »

FFLC partners with new SVDP Youth House

The St. Vincent de Paul Youth House will provide rent-free housing and social services to 13 homeless teen girls. The goal is to help them complete their education and prepare them to live independently and successfully as adults. The SVDP Youth House is a collaborative project involving St. Vincent de Paul, Hosea Youth Services, Directions… Read more »

Keeping it Fresh

Volunteers in Medicine is one of more than 150 programs that partners with FOOD for Lane County to provide food to people in need. Volunteers in Medicine provides fresh fruits and vegetables to its clients through FOOD for Lane County’s Produce Plus program. For Volunteers in Medicine Executive Director DeLeesa Meashintubby, the program is invaluable… Read more »

New food pantry opens in Springfield

A new low-income food pantry will be open Saturday in Springfield’s Thurston neighborhood. Catholic Community Services of Lane County, FOOD for Lane County and volunteers came together to open the food pantry at Waypoint Church, 332 58th St. in Springfield. The pantry, across from Thurston High School, will be open from 10 a.m. to 1… Read more »

Shelter For All

Denny lives at Nightingale Health Sanctuary in Eugene, a self-governed, village-style community that provides a safe place for people who are unsheltered. She is also a diner at FOOD for Lane County’s Dining Room. Nightingale Health Sanctuary is hosting an Open House and Awareness Fundraiser on Sunday, March 13, from noon to 3pm. Please join them for food, music and tours…. 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 »

CCS Winter Clothing Drive – Help others stay warm!

Winter Clothing Drive Help others stay warm • Donate Your donations of warm clothing will be distributed free of charge by Catholic Community Services to homeless and low-income families at its community service centers in Eugene and Springfield. Drive runs from January 15th through February 15th, although CCS gladly accepts donations year-round. CCS is collecting:… Read more »

Help us serve vets

Story by Denise Wendt; video by Shannon Turner Rob is a gentle guy, with a big heart and an easy smile. In 2003, his Army National Guard infantry unit got the call to go to war. Rob spent 14 months in Kuwait and Iraq. When he got back to the states, he was changed —… Read more »

I’m just like them

Letxy arrives at the pantry early. She says hello to her fellow volunteers, ties on an apron and gets to work. She loads up her station with fresh dairy products — milk, eggs and sour cream. Then she goes outside to talk to people waiting in line. She greets them by name, hugs them and… Read more »