Meals on Wheels Helps Seniors Like Mary and Bob

“We’d had a blind date with his sister. ‘Oh, you’ve got to meet my brother Bobby,’ she said. ‘He’s so cute.’ And I said, ‘Well he’s a little older you know.’ But she said, ‘I’ll fix it up. He’s looked at you come and go when you stay all night with me and he’d like… Read more »

Summer Food is Here!

FOOD for Lane County’s Summer Food Program starts serving meals to kids on June 27. Find out more, and where meals will be served, here. Or call us at 541-343-2822. Here’s some info about the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, which funds our program: The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free meals and snacks… Read more »

OCCU Shred Fest!

Event Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016 Event Location: Oregon Community Credit Union 2880 Chad Drive Eugene, OR 97408 Drive-in to Oregon Community Credit Union, drop off up to six boxes of personal documents for shredding, and donate to a great cause—all in one trip to OCCU’s 8th-Annual Shred Fest. Keep your personal documents personal. Come… Read more »

Summer Plant Sale on Saturday!

Saturday May 14, 10am-5pm at the FFLC Youth Farm, 705 Flamingo Ave., Springfield Staff and volunteers will be selling veggie, flower and herb starts appropriate for spring/summer gardens. All available plants for sale are grown organically at the Food For Lane County Youth Farm. A majority of our seed is generously donated by Territorial Seed… Read more »

Vote “YES” on Measure 20-239

Letter to the Editor, Register-Guard, Published May 6, 2016 FOOD For Lane County is always working to make sure no one in our community goes hungry. We partner with many organizations and individuals to provide emergency food, but we also work to ensure “food for the future” through creative partnerships with farmers, master gardeners, food… Read more »

UO Spring Scrimmage – thank you for your donations!

With your help, we collected over 59,000 pounds of food and $940 at Saturday’s UO Spring Scrimmage Game at Autzen Stadium! Altogether, these donations will help provide almost 52,000 meals to those in need in Lane County. Special thanks to the University of Oregon, Columbia Distributing, and Papé Machinery for helping to make this possible…. Read more »

Bill Increasing Child Hunger Needs to Go

From our colleagues at Partners for a Hunger Free Oregon … A U.S. House committee just proposed a bill that will increase child hunger. It should be rejected in no uncertain terms. At a forum on school meals held recently at an elementary school in Hillsboro, a fifth grade student was asked about what school… Read more »

25th Annual Empty Bowls Sale – May 6

Over 1,000 hand crafted bowls and other glass ware will be sold outside FFLC’s Dining Room in downtown Eugene. Local artists have been working for several months on these one-of-a-kind creations. Bowls are priced beginning at $10 and each bowl purchased comes with a coupon for a free bowl of soup at one of the… Read more »

Helping Seniors Who Experience Hunger

According to the nation’s food bank network, Feeding America, the number of older adults is projected to increase over the next decade and continue to rise in the following decade. In 2040 there will be 79.7 million older adults, more than twice as many as in 2000. Additionally, the senior population is becoming increasingly diverse. Between 2012… Read more »

2016 Chefs’ Night Out Winners

Congratulations 2016 Chefs’ Night Out winners!   Thank you Sponsors and Vendors! 26th Annual Chefs’ Night Out- Food For Lane County‘Imagine visiting all your favorite restaurants in one evening and not only eating amazing food, but getting to visit with the chefs as well. For “foodies” it is a dream come true when they attend… Read more »