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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 »

New meal kit program benefits Lane County residents with food insecurity

A new pilot program at Peacehealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Springfield gives low-income families meal kits and info on healthy eating and access to food assistance. Dr. Serena Black is Medical Director of Peacehealth Children’s Service Line. She said the meal kit project is meant to help families at their clinic who screen positive… 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 »

Rising Food Prices

The price of beef has increased by 12.2% in the past year alone. Eggs have gotten more expensive too and cost 9.9% more than last year. These changes can have a huge impact on families whose budgets are already stretched to the breaking point. Rising food prices are a crisis for families who are already… Read more »

A Fridge for Every Neighborhood

In May 2021, Eugene resident Jayme Bradshaw lived under Washington-Jefferson Street in the Whiteaker neighborhood in Eugene. She lived in a tent, located on the eastmost side of the strip of park, right across the street from a free community fridge. Just a short walk away from Washington-Jefferson Park, the fridge was easily accessible to… Read more »