Posts Categorized: Food drives

A football bet for food security

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and Utah Senator Mike Lee raised roughly 55,000 pounds of food donations for local non-profit organizations in their respective states as part of a bet prior to the Oregon Ducks vs. Utah Utes football game on Nov. 19. The food donations from Oregon — 15,000 pounds of ground beef from Farmers Ending Hunger… Read more »

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive returns to Lane County after absence

EUGENE, Ore. — The Letter Carriers’ Food Drive is back in Lane County following a two-year hiatus. Organizers ask you to use a weatherproof bag to leave a donation of nonperishable, protein food items by your mailbox on November 20. Your letter carrier or a FFLC volunteer will pick it up. It provides much of the… Read more »

Holiday Food Donations

Holiday Donations and Perishable Foods Q & A – November 2021 During the holidays FFLC gets many questions about food donations. And that’s great! Donating food helps make the holidays brighter for our neighbors; however, the most common question we get is, “Where can I donate a turkey for Thanksgiving?” The short answer is: you… Read more »

Lane County groups want to Stuff the Bus with food, toy donations this weekend

Before people prepare to stuff turkeys, local organizations need help stuffing buses with food and toys for local families. Stuff the Bus — a partnership between FOOD for Lane County, Lane County Toys for Tots, Walmart, Lane Transit District and local radio stations104.7 KDUK and US 101 — takes place Friday (11/12) and Saturday (11/13)…. Read more »

Stimulate the fight against hunger

The past year has demonstrated how important food assistance is during a time of crisis. It has also tested the strength and resilience of our local food assistance network. One of the economic impacts of COVID-19 has been a significant increase in food insecurity in Lane County. Simply put, more people than ever are having trouble paying for all… Read more »

OSU: Pandemic erased Oregon’s progress since Great Recession addressing food insecurity

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The pandemic erased progress since the Great Recession in addressing food insecurity in Oregon, according to a new report from Oregon State University. “After the Great Recession, rebounding employment numbers and efforts by Oregon safety net programs helped bring the food insecurity rate down to around 10% of households statewide by December… Read more »

Fill the Truck

Help us reach our goal and Fill the TRUCK!   Trillium Community Health Plan encourages you to donate online at https://fundraise.foodforlanecounty.org/DRIVE until a new date can be set for collection of food. Trillium will match the first $3,000 donated at this page. Thanks for your generosity!  

Because no one should be hungry

A recent study by the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, which tracks giving from more than 4,500 charities, revealed that giving to nonprofits in 2018 did not keep up with inflation. In fact, nearly all other measures — gifts smaller than $1,000, new donors and donor retention — declined last year. FFLC experienced similar declines in 2018… Read more »

Fighting hunger with pottery: ‘Empty Bowl Sale’ looks to give back to Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. – Local artists are joining forces with Food for Lane County in an effort to prevent hunger in the community. Joe Davis of Clay Space is hard at work. He’ll donate this piece to Food for Lane County’s 29th annual “Empty Bowls Sale.” “People are in need,” said Davis. “So that’s an overriding… Read more »