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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 »

Mobile Pantry – Free Food for Low-Income Community Members

We have four mobile pantries available during the COVID-19 crisis. All locations have a drive-through format to keep people out of the rain and in their cars to avoid contact. Walk-up service is available for those with no car. TUESDAYS:     WHERE? Campbell Center, 155 High St, Eugene WHEN? 4:30 – 6:30 pm on… 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 »

Justice of Eating Awards 2020

Started in 2011, the Justice of Eating Award honors groups, individuals, and partner agencies for their distinguished contributions toward hunger relief in Lane County. We all share an extraordinary commitment to feeding the hungry and improving our community. We encourage anyone to nominate an organization, leader or volunteer for a 2020 Justice of Eating Award…. Read more »