Posts Categorized: Emergency Food Pantries

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »