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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 »

Youth Farm Caretaker Richard Marshall

We mourn the tragic loss of our Volunteer Caretaker Richard Marshall. Richard, who has been at the FOOD For Lane County Youth Farm for the past 10 years, was found deceased on-site Monday evening. “We are shocked and saddened by this tragic event. We will do everything we can to support our staff, interns and… Read more »

Grilled Cheese Experience 2021 – Passport Turn-in and Prizes!

PASSPORT TURN-IN & PRIZES 🧀❤️    🧀❤️    🧀❤️ Monday, March 1st is the last day to turn in your passport. There are Three (3) Turn-in Options: RESTAURANTS: You may turn it in at any participating restaurant by closing 3/1. FFLC with CHEESY ROYALTY: 2:30-6:00pm on Monday, March 1st, 770 Bailey Hill Rd., Eugene (Last chance for   … 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 »

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 »

Thank you for supporting Holiday Farm Fire relief centers

FFLC continues to support communities ravaged by the Holiday Farm Fire. Recently we visited Blue River and talked to Johnnie Lee Mayer who gave us a tour of the McKenzie School gym that now serves as a relief center. Pieces of cardboard protect the hardwood floors and tables are covered with clothing, shoes, pet supplies,… Read more »

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 »

#BlackLivesMatter

We are stunned and grieving from the traumatic loss of Black American lives as a result of continued systemic racism and recurring police violence. We say the names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery and so many others … We hear the voices of our fellow Americans crying for justice, and we… Read more »