FOOD for Lane County’s hunger relief efforts are focused on providing food assistance and increasing self-sufficiency for our neighbors living on limited resources. Our mission of alleviating hunger by creating access to food is accomplished with tremendous support from our community and through a variety of innovative programs. We continually work to develop programs and services that respond to the unique needs of special populations, and we work to ensure that these services are delivered with respect and compassion.
The entire food banking system is built on partnerships and collaboration. While FOOD for Lane County administers many of its own programs, we rely on our network of approved partner agencies to distribute the majority of the food we collect. All FFLC Partner Agencies are their own, independent, non-profit or religious organization. Most are staffed by volunteers and are great places to work and volunteer in direct service.
- Food programs for children
- Food programs for older adults
- Supplemental food programs (Extra Helping and Trillium Produce Plus)
Food Rescue Express
The Food Rescue Express (FREX) Program recovers food from hospitals, schools and restaurants that has been prepared but not served. This “rescued” food is repackaged into family-sized portions by volunteers in FOOD for Lane County’s commercial kitchen. The food is then distributed to families in need through food pantries, shelters and meal sites. FREX food adds nutrition and variety to emergency food boxes while engaging the community in our mission, creating new partnerships and donors and preventing good food from entering landfills.