April 2020: 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 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. Please contact Stefani at 541-343-2822 with any questions.
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.
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:
We’re shifting our food sourcing to keep as much nutritious food flowing as possible, and adjusting staffing allocations to be able to better support local food assistance sites. As of March 30th, we will temporarily suspend standing grocery store pick-up routes in Eugene and Springfield, pausing the Fresh Alliance program until we can resume safely. Our Fresh Alliance transportation team will be redeployed to other high priority distribution work based on community needs. The temporary suspension will take effect Monday, March 30th with Friday March 27th, 2020 being the last day of regular pick-up for the very near-term. We will be in regular communication with our partners as the situation evolves.
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.