Posts Categorized: FFLC programs

Helping children get the nutrition they need

During the school year, Jennifer works in the kitchen at Harrison Elementary in Cottage Grove. This summer she also worked for FOOD for Lane County as a Summer Food Program site supervisor, serving free lunches to children and teens. When Jennifer was younger she needed our Summer Food lunches. “My mom was a single parent… Read more »

Help us serve vets

Story by Denise Wendt; video by Shannon Turner Rob is a gentle guy, with a big heart and an easy smile. In 2003, his Army National Guard infantry unit got the call to go to war. Rob spent 14 months in Kuwait and Iraq. When he got back to the states, he was changed —… Read more »

With a side of respect

Sometimes people find their life’s work in mysterious ways, and for Josie McCarthy, it was through two prostitutes in Chicago who led her to dedicate herself to feeding the homeless and otherwise downtrodden with dignity and respect, as if they were dining in a fine restaurant. Many years ago now, McCarthy spent her days with… Read more »

I’m just like them

Letxy arrives at the pantry early. She says hello to her fellow volunteers, ties on an apron and gets to work. She loads up her station with fresh dairy products — milk, eggs and sour cream. Then she goes outside to talk to people waiting in line. She greets them by name, hugs them and… Read more »

Elementary students get hands dirty learning about where food comes from

Lane County invites kids to farms to celebrate National Farm to School Month SPRINGFIELD — A group of third-grade students from Guy Lee Elementary School got some hands-on farming experience Friday as they picked hundreds of peppers, walked through rows of lettuce, dug for worms and used their freshly harvested produce to craft their own… Read more »

Bulk Items for Sale from the Youth Farm

We are again offering certain bulk items for sale from the FOOD For Lane County Youth Farm. Onions (Red,Yellow – keep until May)-$1.25 per pound (20 pound minimum- mixes OK). Potatoes (Red, Yellow, Whites and Russets- keep until February -March)  – $1.25 per pound (20 pound minimum- mixes OK) Shallots (Large Dutch variety – keep until July!!!) –… Read more »