Posts Categorized: Summer Food Program

Lane County ranks high in food insecurity, study shows

Oregon’s economy is booming, with a record number of people employed, increasing minimum wages and housing developments springing up. Yet come meal time, many Oregonians are struggling to put food on the table in every county, especially in Lane County. The county ranks second among Oregon counties, with 15.4 percent of residents not having access… Read more »

Kids eat free this summer

More than 1 in 5 Lane County children (22%) don’t have access to adequate nutrition, and more than half (53%) qualify for free school meals during the school year. But when school is out, families with children need help filling that meal gap. FFLC’s Summer Food Program helps. We operate one of the largest free… Read more »

The recession is not over for working families.

44% of Lane County Households can’t afford basics needs. That alarming statistic is according to the 2018 ALICE Report released in May by United Way of Lane County. ALICE — or Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed — is a study of financial hardship in Oregon. “Just three years ago, our region was first introduced to a population that many of… Read more »