USDA Modernizes the Thrifty Food Plan, Updates SNAP Benefits

WASHINGTON, August 16, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today released a re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, used to calculate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. As a result, the average SNAP benefit – excluding additional funds provided as part of pandemic relief – will increase for Fiscal Year 2022 beginning on Oct. 1,… Read more »

COVID-19 and Food Insecurity in Lane County

Food insecurity is defined as the lack of access to sufficient food because of limited financial resources. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) conducts an annual household survey to track food insecurity in the United States, with state and county level estimates derived from the national survey results. In 2019 – before the COVID-19 crisis… Read more »

FFLC COVID-19 Response: Video and Photo Updates

Check out what FOOD For Lane County and our donors and volunteers have done to support the community during the COVID-19 pandemic: COVID-19 Video and Photo Updates (listed individually below) COVID-19 Response, April 2020 Photo Gallery Mobile Pantries – May, 2020 COVID-19 Video Update The Dining Room – May, 2020 COVID-19 Video Update The Gardens… Read more »

Chefs’ Night Out Statement for 2021

This Spring feels especially hopeful, but there are still many Springtime traditions that must continue waiting before we can enjoy them again. One of them is Chefs’ Night Out (CNO), which showcases world-class skills of local chefs, winemakers/vintners, and brew masters who delight in sharing their passion with you. In 2020, for the first time… Read more »

Stimulate the fight against hunger

The past year has demonstrated how important food assistance is during a time of crisis. It has also tested the strength and resilience of our local food assistance network. One of the economic impacts of COVID-19 has been a significant increase in food insecurity in Lane County. Simply put, more people than ever are having trouble paying for all… Read more »

Youth Farm Caretaker Richard Marshall

We mourn the tragic loss of our Volunteer Caretaker Richard Marshall. Richard, who has been at the FOOD For Lane County Youth Farm for the past 10 years, was found deceased on-site Monday evening. “We are shocked and saddened by this tragic event. We will do everything we can to support our staff, interns and… Read more »

Grilled Cheese Experience 2021 – Passport Turn-in and Prizes!

PASSPORT TURN-IN & PRIZES 🧀❤️    🧀❤️    🧀❤️ Monday, March 1st is the last day to turn in your passport. There are Three (3) Turn-in Options: RESTAURANTS: You may turn it in at any participating restaurant by closing 3/1. FFLC with CHEESY ROYALTY: 2:30-6:00pm on Monday, March 1st, 770 Bailey Hill Rd., Eugene (Last chance for   … Read more »

Rural Organizing Project takes on food pantry status

Volunteers prepare food in ROP’s kitchen on Feb. 18. With an average of 600 families served per week, the organization is on the constant lookout for those who can volunteer time, items or skills. By: Damien Sherwood/Cottage Grove Sentinel Posted Feb 25, 2021 As communities continue to feel the burden of the pandemic’s economic devastation,… Read more »