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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 diabetes prevention education. As a result of this partnership, Produce Plus is now Trillium… 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 »

2017 Subaru Share the Love Event!

FOOD for Lane County is proud to announce our participation in The 2017 Subaru Share the Love Event! November 16, 2017, through January 2, 2018, for every new Subaru vehicle leased or sold, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities. Meals on Wheels America is one of four national participating charities… Read more »

Subaru donates 2018 Outback for Eugene’s MOW program!

FFLC will receive the keys to a 2018 Subaru Outback to help in the delivery of Eugene Meals on Wheels! This fall, Subaru of America donated 50 new Outback vehicles to selected Meals on Wheels programs throughout the country through its Share the Love program. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, and in keeping with… Read more »

New food pantry opens in Springfield

A new low-income food pantry will be open Saturday in Springfield’s Thurston neighborhood. Catholic Community Services of Lane County, FOOD for Lane County and volunteers came together to open the food pantry at Waypoint Church, 332 58th St. in Springfield. The pantry, across from Thurston High School, will be open from 10 a.m. to 1… Read more »

Photos from Lights, Camera, Auction!

Thank you for attending and donating at our 14th Annual Empty Bowls Dinner and Auction on Friday, September 15! Here are some great photos from the event (clicking each photo below will take you to a gallery).

SNAP cuts would hurt the people most in need

Before leaving for its August recess, the House Budget Committee passed its budget resolution for the 2018 fiscal year, putting in danger the safety net programs that are successfully helping the most vulnerable members of our community. Of the roughly $200 billion in cuts outlined in the resolution, $150 billion will directly affect the Supplemental… Read more »