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Covid-19: Where can I donate food and what do you need most?
Food Donations from Individuals:
We are so grateful for community members’ generosity and desire to help. FFLC can accept food donations at our 2345 West Broadway location, Monday through Friday between 9 am and 3 pm. As of January 2022, our flagship warehouse at 770 Bailey Hill Rd. is being remodeled and is temporarily closed to donations. Please call ahead if you are donating a large volume of food: 541-343-2822. Peanut butter, tuna, canned vegetables, canned stews, soups and chili are among the most needed foods.
Due to time/temperature and cold chain regulations we are unable to accept frozen foods, dairy and meats. Please consider donating funds and we’ll purchase frozen protein items with food safety best practices in mind.
Home Garden Produce Donations:
Drop produce off at FFLC’s West Broadway Warehouse, located at 2345 West Broadway, Monday through Thursday between 12 pm and 3 pm. We will gladly accept any non-damaged, non-wormy, non-ground fall, normal sized (not overly large) fruits or vegetables.
Please wash your hands, and we strongly encourage wearing masks and gloves when harvesting to promote COVID safety best practices. Pre-bagged leafy produce is best, but we’ll take it either way. Please use sanitized and clean containers for harvesting and delivery.
Upon arriving at our West Broadway warehouse, please go through the doors labeled “Partner Agency Entrance” and ring doorbell for assistance. An FFLC staff member will be out to take your donation, and give you a receipt if you want one.
Masks are required when entering the building. Thank you!
Food Donations from Food Industry Partners:
If you represent a food processor, distributor, wholesaler, trucker, or other part of the food industry, and you have food to donate, please contact us at 541-343-2822 ext. 122 to discuss your donation.
Food and Fund Drives:
Independently run food drives that do involve large gatherings and where social distancing can be accomplished can take place. The organizer(s) of such drives need to reach out to our Food Drive Coordinator if you would like a barrel for collection. Contact Sarah Reiter at 541-343-2822 ext. 124 for more information.
FOOD For Lane County relies on donations of food from a variety of local, statewide and national sources. More than half of the food we distribute annually comes from local donors including individuals, farms, food drives, restaurants, retail and wholesale grocers and businesses.
We are committed to collecting and distributing as many healthy foods as possible. We work hard to solicit foods that meet their people’s nutritional needs. FOOD For Lane County is also committed to providing culturally appropriate food to the people we serve.