About Us

Our organization

Our mission is to alleviate hunger by creating access to food.
Our vision is to eliminate 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 private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit food bank dedicated to alleviating hunger by creating access to food. We accomplish this by soliciting, collecting, rescuing, growing, preparing and packaging food for distribution through a network of more than 180 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 United Way of Lane County and the Oregon Food Bank Statewide Network and is a distribution partner of Feeding America.

FFLC Board of Directors

Erik Vos, Chair
Timber Products Company

Gary Powell, Vice Chair
Coburg United Methodist Church

Sheldon Rubin, Past Chair
Toby’s Family Foods

Todd Gorham, Secretary
Umpqua Bank

Stephen Mallery, Treasurer
Mallery Financial

Robin Brown-Wood
ALMA Catering

Scott Kitchel
Northwest NeuroSpine Institute

Brad Black
University of Oregon (retired)

Megan Wuest
Center for Family Development

Boris Weidenfeld-Needham
Young’s Market Company

Kristie Gibson
University of Oregon School of Law

Greg Hazarabedian
Public Defender Services of Lane County, Inc.

Lety Robles
Voith Paper

Mike Drennan
Home Federal Bank (retired)

Linda Eaton
Lane County Health & Human Services (retired)