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Farm Bill Success

We did it! On December 20, the President signed into law H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Also known as the 2018 Farm Bill, the legislation funds critical programs that address hunger and food production nationwide. After two years of advocacy efforts, FOOD for Lane County commends Congress for writing a bipartisan bill… Read more »

Food insecurity still high in Lane County

While Oregon is known for its rugged beauty, great outdoors and fabulous food and beverages, it has another distinction. Oregon lags behind much of the nation in reducing its rate of food insecurity. According to the Oregon Center for Public Policy, the rate of food insecurity fell by 11 percent nationally from 2014 to 2016,… Read more »

Despite strong economy, many Americans struggling to get by

Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs last year, including paying for food, health care, housing or utilities. That’s according to an Urban Institute survey of nearly 7,600 adults that found that the difficulties were most prevalent among adults with lower incomes… Read more »

FOOD for Lane County Partners with Trillium Community Health Plan to Grow Produce Plus and Veggie Rx Programs

EUGENE, OREGON – (June 25, 2018) – Trillium Community Health Plan is partnering with FOOD For Lane County to expand the Produce Plus Program and improve health through a new pilot project that will integrate free access to fresh produce with Type 2 diabetes prevention education. As a result of this partnership, Produce Plus is… Read more »

Lane County ranks high in food insecurity, study shows

Oregon’s economy is booming, with a record number of people employed, increasing minimum wages and housing developments springing up. Yet come meal time, many Oregonians are struggling to put food on the table in every county, especially in Lane County. The county ranks second among Oregon counties, with 15.4 percent of residents not having access… Read more »

The recession is not over for working families.

44% of Lane County Households can’t afford basics needs. That alarming statistic is according to the 2018 ALICE Report released in May by United Way of Lane County. ALICE — or Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed — is a study of financial hardship in Oregon. “Just three years ago, our region was first introduced to a population that many of… Read more »