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 »

OSU: Pandemic erased Oregon’s progress since Great Recession addressing food insecurity

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The pandemic erased progress since the Great Recession in addressing food insecurity in Oregon, according to a new report from Oregon State University. “After the Great Recession, rebounding employment numbers and efforts by Oregon safety net programs helped bring the food insecurity rate down to around 10% of households statewide by December… Read more »

Thank you for supporting Holiday Farm Fire relief centers

FFLC continues to support communities ravaged by the Holiday Farm Fire. Recently we visited Blue River and talked to Johnnie Lee Mayer who gave us a tour of the McKenzie School gym that now serves as a relief center. Pieces of cardboard protect the hardwood floors and tables are covered with clothing, shoes, pet supplies,… Read more »

The Arc challenges stereotypes, expands role in community aid

CARES: A natural extension In response to the evolving needs of the community during the pandemic and wildfires this year, The Arc of Lane County is debuting Community Allies Resources for Eugene-Springfield, known as CARES, on Tuesday. The new program works in collaboration with FOOD for Lane County and the Community Alliance for Lane County,… Read more »

COVID-19 VIDEO UPDATE: Grocery Store Recovery

  Here’s a brief video update that describes how we have started picking up donated food from grocery stores again. We are working with stores and staff to do so safely during COVID-19. Note that the video includes pre-COVID footage. Please reach out if you have comments, questions or suggestions. You can email me or… Read more »

COVID-19 VIDEO UPDATE: Summer Food Program

  Here’s a brief video update that describes how COVID-19 has changed the way we operate the Summer Food Program for children this year. Please reach out if you have comments, questions or suggestions. You can email me or call me at (541) 343-2822 x102. Thank you. Tom Mulhern, Executive Director More COVID-19 video updates