Posts Categorized: Food Supply

January 2022: Internships available at the Youth Farm!

FOOD For Lane County’s Youth Farm is a 6-acre urban educational farm where we work with community to increase food security and offer skill-building opportunities to people of all ages. Interns work alongside youth, volunteers, and staff to grow food for FFLC, our Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA) and our produce stands. FFLC interns also… Read more »

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 »

FOOD For Lane County asking community to help raise $500K to expand capacity

  FOOD for Lane County is asking for the community to help fundraise $500,000 in hopes of renovating its Bailey Hill warehouse, which opened in 1999, as soon as early January. The local food bank, a network of more than 4,000 volunteers and 150 partner agencies, already has raised $9 million of its $9.5 million yearslong capital campaign…. 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 »

Rural Organizing Project takes on food pantry status

Volunteers prepare food in ROP’s kitchen on Feb. 18. With an average of 600 families served per week, the organization is on the constant lookout for those who can volunteer time, items or skills. By: Damien Sherwood/Cottage Grove Sentinel Posted Feb 25, 2021 As communities continue to feel the burden of the pandemic’s economic devastation,… Read more »