Food drives and donations of nonperishable items

There have been a lot of posts circulating on social media recently about food banks not needing donations of non-perishable foods from food drives. Here’s what Brad Bassi, our Food Resource Developer, would like the community to know: Food drives and donations of nonperishable items remain an important part of the work that we do… Read more »

The Gift of Time: Giving back to the community

EUGENE, Ore. – Volunteering – it’s a popular resolution that is made at the start of a new year. In “The Gift of Time”, Alan Matthews takes a look at some of the volunteer opportunities available for area residents. In the first part of the series Monday, we’ll explore a couple of the larger organizations… Read more »

Keeping it Local

Nick Keough is a freshman at Lane Community College. The Texas native is raising money for FOOD for Lane County. His goal is to raise $10,000. He admits that it’s an ambitious goal, but he’s optimistic. After his cousin was in a skateboarding accident, a crowdfunding campaign raised $30,000 in two weeks. The success of… Read more »

Free Meals Served at 5 Eugene Schools

EUGENE, Ore. – Students at five schools in the 4J school district will automatically start receiving free breakfast and lunch thanks to a federal program. The program allows the nation’s highest poverty schools and districts to serve breakfast and lunch at no cost to all enrolled students. Five schools in the 4J school district qualify… Read more »

Some Poor U.S. Teens Trade Sex For Food Because They’re So Desperate For A Meal

It’s a familiar and heartbreaking narrative. But it’s one you’ve likely only heard about developing countries, not the United States. Some low-income U.S. teens who are desperate for food are engaging in transactional sex with older, wealthy adults in order to get something to eat, according to a report released Monday by Feeding America, a… Read more »

Paying it Forward

by Gary Powell, FFLC Board Chair While serving as a Summer Food Program Monitor, I had the chance to visit with one of the moms who had brought her two children to the park for lunch. She mentioned to me that while she has never had much money, she always set aside a small amount… Read more »