Posts Categorized: Volunteer

25th Day of Caring: ‘We can’t do it ourselves without volunteers’

EUGENE, Ore. – Some 900 hundred volunteers came together to give back in Lane County on Thursday for the 25th annual United Way Day of Caring. At FOOD for Lane County, 200 people helped package cereal and tackle other projects. Volunteer coordinator Daniel Budd said the food bank couldn’t operate without its volunteers.   Read… Read more »

Sweet harvest for Oregon State Hospital and Food for Lane County

JUNCTION CITY — The seeds of a partnership planted three years ago between Food for Lane County and the state psychiatric hospital in Junction City have blossomed into a bumper crop of fresh apples for families in need. On Wednesday, about 20 hospital patients, staff and volunteers picked the first apples from the more than… Read more »

An honor to serve

For volunteer pantry manager Cheri Harrison, the opportunity to serve is an honor and a privilege. “I’ve been a member of Eugene Faith Center for over 36 years,” said Cheri. “During those years I’ve had a lot of roles and done all kinds of volunteer work. About three years ago I was asked to manage the… Read more »

Sharing the Harvest

FOOD for Lane County’s Community Garden Exchange Summer food means fun, right? Barbeques, picnics, leisurely dinners in the outdoors. But for many in our community — those struggling with food insecurity issues — summer can mean a long spell with little or no support. Fortunately, a network of vital local community programs helps to fill… Read more »

Summer Safety Net

FOOD for Lane County’s child nutrition programs Summer is the high season for Karen Roth, child nutrition programs manager with FOOD for Lane County. “We have such a need,” Roth says. “Fifty-three percent of Lane County’s children and youth are eligible for the National School Lunch Program.” For a lot of kids in our communities,… Read more »

The Gift of Time: Giving back to the community

EUGENE, Ore. – Volunteering – it’s a popular resolution that is made at the start of a new year. In “The Gift of Time”, Alan Matthews takes a look at some of the volunteer opportunities available for area residents. In the first part of the series Monday, we’ll explore a couple of the larger organizations… Read more »