Posts Categorized: FFLC partner agencies

FOOD For Lane County asking community to help raise $500K to expand capacity

  FOOD for Lane County is asking for the community to help fundraise $500,000 in hopes of renovating its Bailey Hill warehouse, which opened in 1999, as soon as early January. The local food bank, a network of more than 4,000 volunteers and 150 partner agencies, already has raised $9 million of its $9.5 million yearslong capital campaign…. Read more »

COVID-19 and Food Insecurity in Lane County

Food insecurity is defined as the lack of access to sufficient food because of limited financial resources. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) conducts an annual household survey to track food insecurity in the United States, with state and county level estimates derived from the national survey results. In 2019 – before the COVID-19 crisis… Read more »

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 »

International Paper Foundation Aids Holiday Farm Fire Response

Working out of a relief center in Blue River, John Carlile and some dedicated volunteers are distributing food and other essentials to people affected by the Holiday Farm Fire. “Folks were literally running for their lives from flames with nothing but the clothes on their backs,” said John. When residents began returning to the area,… 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: 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 »