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 private, 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 151 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

2018-2020 Strategic Plan

 

 

FFLC Board of Directors

Rachel Ulrich, Chair
Pacific Continental Bank

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

Mike Drennan, Past Chair
Home Federal Bank (retired)

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

Katharine Ryan, Secretary
Legislative Director, Rep. Julie Fahey

Linda Eaton
Lane County Health & Human Svs (retired)

Benj Epstein
Epstein + Associates

Ashley Espinoza
Lane Workforce Partnerships

Keri Garcia
Moss Adams

Chris Hemmings
Summit Bank

Justin King
King Estate Winery

Charles Stanton
Stanton Vineyard

Sarah Stapleton
University of Oregon

Jossi Stokes
Pearly Whites of Eugene

Michelle Thurston
FFLC Program Client