Posts Categorized: FFLC programs

Sharing the Harvest

FOOD for Lane County’s Community Garden Exchange Summer food means fun, right? Barbeques, picnics, leisurely dinners in the outdoors. But for many in our community — those struggling with food insecurity issues — summer can mean a long spell with little or no support. Fortunately, a network of vital local community programs helps to fill… Read more »

Summer Safety Net

FOOD for Lane County’s child nutrition programs Summer is the high season for Karen Roth, child nutrition programs manager with FOOD for Lane County. “We have such a need,” Roth says. “Fifty-three percent of Lane County’s children and youth are eligible for the National School Lunch Program.” For a lot of kids in our communities,… Read more »

Summer Plant Sale 2017 – May 13th!

Please note that today’s Home & Garden section in the The Register-Guard says our summer plant sale is on May 12th – that’s for 2018! This year’s summer plant sale is this Saturday, May 13th, 10-5 at our Food For Lane County Youth Farm. Hope to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/764351887057017/ 2017 Summer Plant Sale  

Volunteers Needed at the Dining Room

The Dining Room is looking for two volunteers We need two volunteers to do the important task of washing pans on both Mondays and Tuesdays from 12:30-3:30.  Orientation will happen at the Dining Room prior to beginning the position. Training will be hands on during their first shift or more if needed. Must be able… Read more »

Paying it Forward

by Gary Powell, FFLC Board Chair While serving as a Summer Food Program Monitor, I had the chance to visit with one of the moms who had brought her two children to the park for lunch. She mentioned to me that while she has never had much money, she always set aside a small amount… Read more »

Meals on Wheels Helps Seniors Like Mary and Bob

“We’d had a blind date with his sister. ‘Oh, you’ve got to meet my brother Bobby,’ she said. ‘He’s so cute.’ And I said, ‘Well he’s a little older you know.’ But she said, ‘I’ll fix it up. He’s looked at you come and go when you stay all night with me and he’d like… Read more »