Posts Categorized: FFLC programs

Summer Food is Here!

FOOD for Lane County’s Summer Food Program starts serving meals to kids on June 27. Find out more, and where meals will be served, here. Or call us at 541-343-2822. Here’s some info about the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, which funds our program: The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free meals and snacks… Read more »

Summer Plant Sale on Saturday!

Saturday May 14, 10am-5pm at the FFLC Youth Farm, 705 Flamingo Ave., Springfield Staff and volunteers will be selling veggie, flower and herb starts appropriate for spring/summer gardens. All available plants for sale are grown organically at the Food For Lane County Youth Farm. A majority of our seed is generously donated by Territorial Seed… Read more »

Helping Seniors Who Experience Hunger

According to the nation’s food bank network, Feeding America, the number of older adults is projected to increase over the next decade and continue to rise in the following decade. In 2040 there will be 79.7 million older adults, more than twice as many as in 2000. Additionally, the senior population is becoming increasingly diverse. Between 2012… Read more »

Shelter For All

Denny lives at Nightingale Health Sanctuary in Eugene, a self-governed, village-style community that provides a safe place for people who are unsheltered. She is also a diner at FOOD for Lane County’s Dining Room. Nightingale Health Sanctuary is hosting an Open House and Awareness Fundraiser on Sunday, March 13, from noon to 3pm. Please join them for food, music and tours…. Read more »

Legislative Action Day, February 9

On Tuesday, February 9, Oregon Food Bank Network staff and volunteers were in Salem advocating to leadership for an additional $10 million total for Emergency Housing Account ($8 million) and State Homeless Assistance Program ($2 million). Oregon is in a housing crisis. Homes and rents are unaffordable for too many Oregonians, and many more are… Read more »

Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day FOOD for Lane County’s warehouse, offices and Dining Room will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Volunteers make a difference

FOOD for Lane County could not do what we do without the help of thousands of volunteers! Want to help but not sure how? We have volunteer opportunities for people of all ages and interests. Find out more about our volunteer opportunities listed below, and give us a call to talk about your options. Contact… Read more »

Delivering Meals to Homebound Seniors

This Friday is Moving Day for Eugene Meals on Wheels FOOD For Lane County will be new home to Eugene service for Seniors. FOOD For Lane County will begin delivering Meals on Wheels in Eugene from its Bailey Hill Road kitchen on Monday, December 21st. Those who administer the program are moving their offices into… Read more »

Contact Senator Merkley about The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The federal government helps food banks by providing USDA commodity food, and financial assistance to store and distribute that food, through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). The financial assistance helps pay for warehouse and transportation costs like gas, utilities, staff, drivers, and equipment like forklifts and refrigerated trucks. As food banks pursue their commitments… Read more »

Welcome to the Dining Room

By Faire Holliday, Dining Room Volunteer Coordinator The white FOOD For Lane County van arrives around 9:15 am, bringing trays and pans of Thanksgiving treats: ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, biscuits, green bean casserole, and pie. The food, once unloaded from the van, fills two stainless steel countertops in the Dining Room kitchen. It’s almost a… Read more »