Posts Categorized: FFLC programs

New meal kit program benefits Lane County residents with food insecurity

A new pilot program at Peacehealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield gives low-income families meal kits and info on healthy eating and access to food assistance. Dr. Serena Black is Medical Director of Peacehealth Children’s Service Line. She said the meal kit project is meant to help families at their clinic who screen positive… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »