Posts Categorized: Hunger

Thank you NAACP Eugene Springfield

We would like to highlight the work of the NAACP Eugene Springfield Unit 1119, an organization that has passionately worked to fight food insecurity during the COVID19 pandemic. Due to systemic racism and oppression, Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color experience higher rates of food insecurity than white households. The NAACP is a leading… Read more »

People really do care

Before Steve found the Mid Lane Love Project food pantry in Veneta, he was living with his dog in a pump house on an abandoned piece of property two miles out of town. A friend dropped him off there and never came back.  “Between the drinking and the drugs I wasn’t even surviving. I was… Read more »

Consider becoming a monthly sustaining donor

Provide meals all year long Consider becoming a monthly sustaining donor. Gifts from monthly donors strengthen critical programs that provide food, education, job training and more to local families and individuals in need. Eric Richardson’s family benefited from such programs. Eric is president of the Eugene Springfield NAACP, a Eugene resident since 1971, a graduate… Read more »

Scheduled SNAP changes worry local food banks

EUGENE, Ore. — The Trump Administration is making changes to work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP), which provides food stamps nationwide. The administration announced the changes on Wednesday, saying they are trying to restore the original intent of food stamps. Experts said this proposal could cut benefits for nearly 688,000 SNAP recipients nationwide,… Read more »

Increased demand puts strain on Creswell pantry

  Susan Blacknik strolled through rows of shelves at the Creswell Food Pantry. She passed empty spaces and cases upon cases of canned beans and pureed pumpkin. “I don’t like to see bare shelves over there, and there’s more bare shelves than I’ve seen since I started six years ago,” she said. With the winter… Read more »

H is for hunger

The link between learning and adequate nutrition is well established for K-12 students. But in higher education, hunger remains largely hidden and misunderstood. FFLC is working with the University of Oregon to raise awareness and find innovative solutions to address hunger on campus. “The University of Oregon recognizes the importance of proper nutrition and that… Read more »

FOOD For Lane County Says Federal SNAP Proposal Is ‘Misguided’

A proposed federal rule change would result in thousands of Oregonians losing eligibility for food stamp benefits. During a public comment period, Lane County advocates responded to the feds with disapproval of the changes. Food For Lane County provides food to over 30 emergency food pantries. Credit FOOD for Lane County “A misguided proposal.” That’s… Read more »