FOOD for Lane County is looking for a new Executive Director

FOOD for Lane County is looking for a new Executive Director. This is an exciting opportunity to become a leader in our mission to address hunger in Lane County! The position is open to applications until April 5, 2019 at 5 p.m. Please help us spread the word!   POSITION TITLE: Executive Director Status: Regular, full… Read more »

541 Flavors: Peak grilled-cheese season

More than two dozen area restaurants are on board for February’s Grilled Cheese Experience, a FOOD for Lane County fundraiser Grilled cheese. When faced with those words, I hear them in my head in Homer Simpson’s prolonged, drool-soaked drawl: “Mmmm … grilllllled cheeeeese.” I don’t know if “The Simpsons” patriarch has ever uttered that phrase… Read more »

Birthday Club: A new way to give in 2019

You’ve seen it on Facebook and GoFundMe … crowdsourcing has become a new way for non-profits to receive donations. People are now inviting friends and family to join them in donating to favorite causes.   Through a company called Classy.org, FOOD For Lane County is now reaching out to a new generation of donors through… Read more »

Farm Bill Success

We did it! On December 20, the President signed into law H.R. 2, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Also known as the 2018 Farm Bill, the legislation funds critical programs that address hunger and food production nationwide. After two years of advocacy efforts, FOOD for Lane County commends Congress for writing a bipartisan bill… Read more »

Food insecurity still high in Lane County

While Oregon is known for its rugged beauty, great outdoors and fabulous food and beverages, it has another distinction. Oregon lags behind much of the nation in reducing its rate of food insecurity. According to the Oregon Center for Public Policy, the rate of food insecurity fell by 11 percent nationally from 2014 to 2016,… Read more »