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 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

2018-2020 Strategic Plan

 

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FFLC Board of Directors

Linda Eaton, Chair
Lane County Health & Human Services (retired)

Mike Drennan, Vice Chair
Home Federal Bank (retired)

Stephen Mallery, Past Chair & Treasurer
Mallery Financial

Rachel Ulrich, Secretary
Pacific Continental Bank

Diana Bray. Member-at-Large
C.W. Walker Commercial Real Estate

Benj Epstein, Development Chair
Epstein + Associates

Keri Garcia
Moss Adams

Todd Gorham
Umpqua Bank

Greg Hazarabedian
Public Defender Services of Lane County, Inc. (retired)

Justin King
King Estate Winery

Katharine Ryan
Legislative Director, Rep. Julie Fahey

Charles Stanton
Stanton Vineyard

Sarah Stapleton
University of Oregon

Jossi Stokes
Pearly Whites of Eugene

Boris Wiedenfeld-Needham
Bo’s Wine Depot, Inc.

Dr. Thomas K. Wuest
Trillium Health Plan & Health Net of Oregon