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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Information about Hunger in Lane County

2013-2016 Strategic Plan

FFLC Board of Directors

Gary Powell, Chair
Coburg United Methodist Church

Stephen Mallery, Vice Chair
Mallery Financial

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

Todd Gorham, Treasurer
Umpqua Bank

Erik Vos, Past Chair
Timber Products Company

Robin Brown-Wood
ALMA Catering

Boris Wiedenfeld-Needham
Young’s Market Company

Greg Hazarabedian
Public Defender Services of Lane County, Inc.

Mike Drennan
Home Federal Bank (retired)

Rachel Ulrich
Pacific Continental Bank

Charles Stanton
Stanton Vineyard

Jossi Stokes
Pearly Whites of Eugene

Diana Bray
5th Street Public Market

Sean Willcox
Scholar on Board, University of Oregon

Thomas Wuest
Trillium Health Plan & Health Net of Oregon