Posts Categorized: Food drives

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 »

The Gift of Time: Giving back to the community

EUGENE, Ore. – Volunteering – it’s a popular resolution that is made at the start of a new year. In “The Gift of Time”, Alan Matthews takes a look at some of the volunteer opportunities available for area residents. In the first part of the series Monday, we’ll explore a couple of the larger organizations… Read more »

Keeping it Local

Nick Keough is a freshman at Lane Community College. The Texas native is raising money for FOOD for Lane County. His goal is to raise $10,000. He admits that it’s an ambitious goal, but he’s optimistic. After his cousin was in a skateboarding accident, a crowdfunding campaign raised $30,000 in two weeks. The success of… Read more »

FOOD for Lane County Night at PK Park on July 11!

July 11 @ 7:05 pm – 10:00 pm Presented by Northwest Community Credit Union. Every Monday, fans that come to the Emeralds Box Office will be able to choose what they pay in dollar increments for their tickets. Fifty percent of what the fan chooses to pay will be donated directly to the local charity… Read more »