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

Justin King, Chair
King Estate Winery

Chris Hemmings, Vice Chair
Summit Bank

Samantha Snyder, Treasurer
PakTech

Michelle Thurston, Secretary
Community Advocate

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

Benj Epstein
Epstein + Associates

Keri Garcia
Moss Adams

Caity Hatteras
Community Advocate

Laurie Hauber
University of Oregon School of Law

Weston McClain
Three Willows Ranch

Tiffany Mellow 
Perkins and Company, P.C.

Katharine Ryan
PacificSource Community Solutions

Sarah Stapleton
University of Oregon College of Education