Posts Categorized: Volunteer

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 »

Paying it Forward

by Gary Powell, FFLC Board Chair While serving as a Summer Food Program Monitor, I had the chance to visit with one of the moms who had brought her two children to the park for lunch. She mentioned to me that while she has never had much money, she always set aside a small amount… Read more »

Legislative Action Day, February 9

On Tuesday, February 9, Oregon Food Bank Network staff and volunteers were in Salem advocating to leadership for an additional $10 million total for Emergency Housing Account ($8 million) and State Homeless Assistance Program ($2 million). Oregon is in a housing crisis. Homes and rents are unaffordable for too many Oregonians, and many more are… Read more »

Volunteers make a difference

FOOD for Lane County could not do what we do without the help of thousands of volunteers! Want to help but not sure how? We have volunteer opportunities for people of all ages and interests. Find out more about our volunteer opportunities listed below, and give us a call to talk about your options. Contact… Read more »