Provide food, provide hope
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. Food donations can be accepted at FFLC, 770 Bailey Hill Rd. in Eugene between 9am-4pm. Please call ahead if you are donating a large volume of food. Peanut butter, tuna, canned stews, soups and chili are among the most needed foods.
Home Garden Produce Donations:
Drop produce off at FFLC’s West Broadway Warehouse, located at 2345 W. Broadway, Monday through Thursday between 12:00-3:00. 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!
Independently-run food drives that do involve large gathering and where social distancing can be accomplished can take place. The organizer(s) of such drives need to pick up and return barrels from our Bailey Hill warehouse location. Please understand that collected food will stay in quarantine for a period of time until it is safe for FFLC staff and/or volunteers to process.
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 Donations from Grocery Retail and Fresh Alliance Update:
We shifted our food sourcing to keep as much nutritious food flowing as possible, and adjusted some of our staff to be able to better support local food assistance sites. As of March 30th, we temporarily suspended standing grocery store pick-up routes in Eugene and Springfield, and paused the Fresh Alliance program until we could resume safely.
As of July 14th, we have begun incrementally resuming pick-ups on a route by route basis, as we have had to adjust our best practices for safety amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have not been contacted yet and would like to resume regular donation grocery recovery or Fresh Alliance program pick-ups, please contact Kara Smith at 541-343-2822 ext.122, or here.
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.