Alleviating hunger by
creating access to food.


Genevieve enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program at Lane Community College to pursue her dream of becoming a chef and to make a better life for herself and her daughter.

“My daughter gave me a reason to succeed. I did this for her.”

Genevieve lives on a tight budget, especially when it comes to food. As a student, she puzzled together whatever resources she could to get by — scholarships, financial aid, food stamps and a food box from her local pantry.

“I’m so incredibly thankful for the food pantry. It helped put food on the table when the food stamps ran out. When you’re a student, to have a resource like that is really helpful. To keep food on the table, to keep your energy up, to stay healthy, to stay focused — it’s so important. I’m so thankful the resources were there when I needed them, but I really want to be able to support ourselves and be self-sufficient.”

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“It’s a very nice place. They got good food and very good service. They always have a happy smile and good conversation. This place feeds a lot of people that would otherwise go without a meal completely.”
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Mary and Bob

"This is my type of living. I know where the light switches are. I know when the sun is going to be really pretty in the front yard and where to put the tomatoes in the backyard."
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“I’m pretty strapped by the third week of every month. When my food stamps start to run low and choices are thin, Brown Bag comes along in the nick of time. And it’s healthy food.”
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