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H is for hunger

The link between learning and adequate nutrition is well established for K-12 students. But in higher education, hunger remains largely hidden and misunderstood. FFLC is working with the University of Oregon to raise awareness and find innovative solutions to address hunger on campus. “The University of Oregon recognizes the importance of proper nutrition and that… Read more »

FOOD For Lane County Says Federal SNAP Proposal Is ‘Misguided’

A proposed federal rule change would result in thousands of Oregonians losing eligibility for food stamp benefits. During a public comment period, Lane County advocates responded to the feds with disapproval of the changes. Food For Lane County provides food to over 30 emergency food pantries. Credit FOOD for Lane County “A misguided proposal.” That’s… Read more »

Tens of thousands of Oregonians could lose their food stamp benefits

Under a proposed rule change, people would have to apply for SNAP benefits under more restrictive federal requirements than now used in Oregon and 41 other states Tens of thousands of Oregonians could lose their food stamp benefits if a proposed federal rule change that specifies eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program is approved… Read more »

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 »