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FOOD for Lane County is looking for a new Executive Director

FOOD for Lane County is looking for a new Executive Director. This is an exciting opportunity to become a leader in our mission to address hunger in Lane County! The position is open to applications until April 5, 2019 at 5 p.m. Please help us spread the word!   POSITION TITLE: Executive Director Status: Regular, full… Read more »

541 Flavors: Peak grilled-cheese season

More than two dozen area restaurants are on board for February’s Grilled Cheese Experience, a FOOD for Lane County fundraiser Grilled cheese. When faced with those words, I hear them in my head in Homer Simpson’s prolonged, drool-soaked drawl: “Mmmm … grilllllled cheeeeese.” I don’t know if “The Simpsons” patriarch has ever uttered that phrase… Read more »

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 »