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CCS Winter Clothing Drive – Help others stay warm!

Winter Clothing Drive Help others stay warm • Donate Your donations of warm clothing will be distributed free of charge by Catholic Community Services to homeless and low-income families at its community service centers in Eugene and Springfield. Drive runs from January 15th through February 15th, although CCS gladly accepts donations year-round. CCS is collecting:… Read more »

Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day FOOD for Lane County’s warehouse, offices and Dining Room will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 18. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.

Charitable Giving Incentives Made Permanent

There is still time to make your end gift to FFLC. Make your gift now or postmark your check for December 31, 2015. In December, both houses of Congress voted to make permanent key tax incentives that promote, encourage and reward charitable giving. This historic legislation included three critical provisions that motivate small businesses to… Read more »

FFLC Closed for the Holidays on December 25 and January 1

FOOD for Lane County will be closed on Friday, December 25th and on Friday, January 1st for the holidays. The Dining Room will have the following hours on Christmas Eve: 12:30-3:30. The Dining Room will be closed on Friday, December 25th. Both FOOD for Lane County and the Dining Room will re-open on Monday, December… Read more »

Delivering Meals to Homebound Seniors

This Friday is Moving Day for Eugene Meals on Wheels FOOD For Lane County will be new home to Eugene service for Seniors. FOOD For Lane County will begin delivering Meals on Wheels in Eugene from its Bailey Hill Road kitchen on Monday, December 21st. Those who administer the program are moving their offices into… Read more »

With a side of respect

Sometimes people find their life’s work in mysterious ways, and for Josie McCarthy, it was through two prostitutes in Chicago who led her to dedicate herself to feeding the homeless and otherwise downtrodden with dignity and respect, as if they were dining in a fine restaurant. Many years ago now, McCarthy spent her days with… Read more »

Oregon Preps for New Wave of Home-Baking Entrepreneurs

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon’s home-baking law goes into effect in less than two months – although it will take several more months for the state Department of Agriculture to finalize all the rules. In the meantime, there’s plenty for baking entrepreneurs to do to get ready. In addition to perfecting their best recipes, home bakers… Read more »

Elementary students get hands dirty learning about where food comes from

Lane County invites kids to farms to celebrate National Farm to School Month SPRINGFIELD — A group of third-grade students from Guy Lee Elementary School got some hands-on farming experience Friday as they picked hundreds of peppers, walked through rows of lettuce, dug for worms and used their freshly harvested produce to craft their own… Read more »

Bank of America gives $10,000 grants to local nonprofits

EUGENE, Ore. – Three different nonprofits in Lane County are receiving $10,000 grants to boost their funding thanks to a large donation from Bank of America. The grant from Bank of America is part of its “Hunger, Housing, Education Program.” It will benefit St. Vincent de Paul, Food for Lane County and Volunteers in Medicine…. Read more »

Oregon is still too hungry

It turns out that while Portland was becoming the coolest city for food, not everybody was eating. And while we’ve been advancing course by course, some of our tables were heading in the wrong direction. The eagerly awaited annual U.S. Department of Agriculture hunger survey reports — the malnutrition version of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit… Read more »