About Us

Our organization

Our mission is to reduce hunger by engaging our community to create access to food.

Our vision is to end hunger in Lane County.

In 1984, FOOD For Lane County incorporated with one staff person, one volunteer and five board members. That year, the fledgling food bank distributed almost 2 million pounds of food — mostly USDA commodities — out of a small house in Springfield to 43,000 Lane County residents.

Today, FOOD For Lane County is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit food bank dedicated to reducing hunger by engaging our community to create access to food. We accomplish this by soliciting, collecting, rescuing, growing, preparing and packaging food for distribution through a network of more than 150 partner agencies and distribution sites; through public awareness, education and community advocacy; and through programs designed to improve the ability of low-income individuals to maintain an adequate supply of wholesome, nutritious food. We serve a diverse population of people living on limited incomes, including children, families, seniors and single adults. FOOD for Lane County is a member of the Oregon Food Bank Statewide Network, partners with United Way of Lane County and is a distribution partner of Feeding America.

     

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Information about Hunger in Lane County

Our Programs and Who We Serve

2021-2023 Strategic Plan

FFLC COVID-19 Safety Measures

For employees, volunteers, donors, clients and community members.

 

FOOD for Lane County’s Tax ID number is 93-0888347.

FFLC Board of Directors

Diana Bray, Chair
C.W. Walker Commercial Real Estate

Justin King, Vice Chair
King Estate Winery

Rachel Ulrich, Past Chair
RU Talking Consultants

Tiffany Mellow, Treasurer
Perkins and Company, P.C.

Katharine Ryan, Secretary
Lane County Human Services Division

Benj Epstein
Epstein + Associates

Keri Garcia
Moss Adams

Laurie Hauber
University of Oregon School of Law

Chris Hemmings
Summit Bank

Weston McClain
Three Willows Ranch

Samantha Snyder
PakTech

Charles Stanton
Stanton Vineyard

Sarah Stapleton
University of Oregon College of Education

Jossi Stokes
Pearly Whites of Eugene

Michelle Thurston
Community Advocate