Posts Categorized: FFLC programs

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 »

FFLC named employer of the year

FFLC was named Employer of the Year by the National Indian and Native American Employment Training Council, thanks to a partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz’s Work Experience (WEX) program and FFLC’s job training program. “FFLC has built a rich partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz’s Work Experience program,” said FFLC… Read more »

Annual golf tournament benefits FFLC children’s programs

Thank you to Eugene Association of REALTORS and Springfield Board of REALTORS for once again presenting the CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT IN MEMORY OF GARY RASMUSSEN to benefit FFLC children’s programs. The tournament is Friday, July 12, at Emerald Valley Golf Course in Creswell, Oregon. Make a donation to the event! Thank you to these sponsors!… Read more »

FOOD For Lane County executive directorship changing hands

EUGENE, Ore. — A major leadership change is happening this week at FOOD For Lane County, the organization reports. Longtime Executive Director Beverlee Potter is stepping into retirement and new adventures as Tom Mulhern, former executive director at Catholic Community Services, begins to lead Oregon’s second largest regional foodbank. “I have been at FFLC for… Read more »

Youth Farm Stands Grand Opening – Summer 2019

Our two youth farm stands are open for the summer! Thank you to SELCO for the new Selco Snap Match Program! Sacred Heart at RiverBend 3333 Riverbend Dr Springfield Thursday, May 30, 2-6pm The Youth Farm 705 Flamingo Ave Springfield Saturday, June 2, 10–2pm CSA memberships available. We accept SNAP matched up to $10, WIC… Read more »