Posts Categorized: Food drives

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 »

Birthday Club: A new way to give in 2019

You’ve seen it on Facebook and GoFundMe … crowdsourcing has become a new way for non-profits to receive donations. People are now inviting friends and family to join them in donating to favorite causes.   Through a company called Classy.org, FOOD For Lane County is now reaching out to a new generation of donors through… Read more »

26K Pounds of Food Donated by Fairgoers

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of pounds of canned food is now sitting on the FOOD for Lane County shelves. Fairgoers brought three cans of food to their fair on Sunday in exchange for free admission. FOOD for Lane County said they collected 26,779 pounds of food and it will all go to feeding local families… Read more »

Food drives and donations of nonperishable items

There have been a lot of posts circulating on social media recently about food banks not needing donations of non-perishable foods from food drives. Here’s what Brad Bassi, our Food Resource Developer, would like the community to know: Food drives and donations of nonperishable items remain an important part of the work that we do… Read more »