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About 6,000 Oregonians could lose food stamp benefits under new proposal

OREGON – More than 6,000 Oregonians could lose their food stamp benefits under a new proposal by the Trump administration. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it’s proposing a new requirement for the supplemental nutrition assistance program, otherwise known as “SNAP.” The DOA says the new proposal would close “a loophole” that allows people… Read more »

FFLC named employer of the year

FFLC was named Employer of the Year by the National Indian and Native American Employment Training Council, thanks to a partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz’s Work Experience (WEX) program and FFLC’s job training program. “FFLC has built a rich partnership with the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz’s Work Experience program,” said FFLC… Read more »

FOOD For Lane County executive directorship changing hands

EUGENE, Ore. — A major leadership change is happening this week at FOOD For Lane County, the organization reports. Longtime Executive Director Beverlee Potter is stepping into retirement and new adventures as Tom Mulhern, former executive director at Catholic Community Services, begins to lead Oregon’s second largest regional foodbank. “I have been at FFLC for… Read more »

Your gift provides needed relief

In Lane County, 44% of households do not earn enough to cover their basic needs. This is according to Lane County’s 2016 ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Report. More than a third (37%) of Lane County residents qualify for an emergency food box (Census 2016). Food assistance provides relief large and small to families… Read more »

Youth Farm Stands Grand Opening – Summer 2019

Our two youth farm stands are open for the summer! Thank you to SELCO for the new Selco Snap Match Program! Sacred Heart at RiverBend 3333 Riverbend Dr Springfield Thursday, May 30, 2-6pm The Youth Farm 705 Flamingo Ave Springfield Saturday, June 2, 10–2pm CSA memberships available. We accept SNAP matched up to $10, WIC… Read more »

Almost 40% of Americans Would Struggle to Cover a $400 Emergency

Annual Fed survey shows ongoing household financial fragility Black and Hispanic Americans lagging behind white counterparts Many U.S. households find themselves in a fragile position financially, even in an economy with an unemployment rate near a 50-year low, according to a Federal Reserve survey. The Fed’s 2018 report on the economic well-being of households, published… Read more »

Too many still struggle

“You can’t think when all you do think about is being hungry.” In Lane County, forty-four percent of households do not earn enough to cover their basic needs. This is according to Lane County’s 2016 ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Report. Thirty-seven percent of Lane County residents qualify for an emergency food box (Census… Read more »