Posts Categorized: Emergency Food Pantries

July 4 Pantry Holiday Closures

Catholic Community Services, Eugene: Closed Friday, 7/3 Catholic Community Services, Springfield: Closed Friday, 7/3 Community Sharing (Community Sharing): Closed Friday, 7/3 Crossfire Hands of Hope (Springfield): Closed Thurs, 6/25 and Thurs, 7/2. Salvation Army, Eugene: Closed Fri, 7/3 Closed Mon, 7/13 through Fri, 7/24 Shepherd’s Table at St. John’s (Springfield): OPEN Sat, 7/4 SVDP Food… Read more »

COVID-19 Video Update: Mobile Pantries

Over the next few weeks, I want to share a few video updates with you to keep you better informed about our response to the challenges we are facing because of COVID-19. This week’s video is about our emergency mobile pantries. I hope these videos give you a sense of the critical work that FOOD… Read more »

Mobile Pantry – Free Food for Low-Income Community Members

We have four mobile pantries available during the COVID-19 crisis. All locations have a drive-through format to keep people out of the rain and in their cars to avoid contact. Walk-up service is available for those with no car. TUESDAYS:     WHERE? Campbell Center, 155 High St, Eugene WHEN? 4:30 – 6:30 pm on… Read more »

People really do care

Before Steve found the Mid Lane Love Project food pantry in Veneta, he was living with his dog in a pump house on an abandoned piece of property two miles out of town. A friend dropped him off there and never came back.  “Between the drinking and the drugs I wasn’t even surviving. I was… Read more »

Scheduled SNAP changes worry local food banks

EUGENE, Ore. — The Trump Administration is making changes to work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP), which provides food stamps nationwide. The administration announced the changes on Wednesday, saying they are trying to restore the original intent of food stamps. Experts said this proposal could cut benefits for nearly 688,000 SNAP recipients nationwide,… 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 »

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 »

Your gift provides needed relief

In Lane County, 44% of households do not earn enough to cover their basic needs. This is according to Lane County’s 2016 ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Report. More than a third (37%) of Lane County residents qualify for an emergency food box (Census 2016). Food assistance provides relief large and small to families… Read more »