Posts Categorized: FFLC programs

At the foot of the Cascades

  Rural communities in Lane County face real challenges when it comes to accessing food. Many small towns are considered food deserts. They provide residents little or no choice of grocery stores, farmers’ markets and healthy food providers. Transportation to and from Eugene or Springfield – for employment or groceries – may not be available or may… Read more »

Strengthening a countywide network

When you support FFLC, you strengthen a countywide network of providers. FFLC partners with more than 150 programs to distribute food and provide nutrition education. Aquarius Apartments Bethel Food Pantry Blue McKenzie Lion’s Club Foundation Boys & Girls Clubs of Emerald Valley Brattain House Briarwood Manufactured Home Park Bunches of Lunches CAHOOTS Casa de Luz Pantry… Read more »

An apple a day

  Potatoes and onions from King Estate, Washington apples, Hood River pears, oranges from California. Thanks to donations from local and regional farms, excess produce from California and produce from FFLC gardens, we are distributing more fresh produce than ever before — and our recipients are loving it. Our emergency food box pantries are distributing… Read more »

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 the… 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… Read more »

2017 Subaru Share the Love Event!

FOOD for Lane County is proud to announce our participation in The 2017 Subaru Share the Love Event! November 16, 2017, through January 2, 2018, for every new Subaru vehicle leased or sold, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities. Meals on Wheels America is one of four national participating charities… Read more »