Oregon Preps for New Wave of Home-Baking Entrepreneurs

SALEM, Ore. – Oregon’s home-baking law goes into effect in less than two months – although it will take several more months for the state Department of Agriculture to finalize all the rules. In the meantime, there’s plenty for baking entrepreneurs to do to get ready. In addition to perfecting their best recipes, home bakers… Read more »

Bulk Items for Sale from the Youth Farm

We are again offering certain bulk items for sale from the FOOD For Lane County Youth Farm. Onions (Red,Yellow – keep until May)-$1.25 per pound (20 pound minimum- mixes OK). Potatoes (Red, Yellow, Whites and Russets- keep until February -March)  – $1.25 per pound (20 pound minimum- mixes OK) Shallots (Large Dutch variety – keep until July!!!) –… Read more »

Bank of America gives $10,000 grants to local nonprofits

EUGENE, Ore. – Three different nonprofits in Lane County are receiving $10,000 grants to boost their funding thanks to a large donation from Bank of America. The grant from Bank of America is part of its “Hunger, Housing, Education Program.” It will benefit St. Vincent de Paul, Food for Lane County and Volunteers in Medicine…. Read more »

Oregon is still too hungry

It turns out that while Portland was becoming the coolest city for food, not everybody was eating. And while we’ve been advancing course by course, some of our tables were heading in the wrong direction. The eagerly awaited annual U.S. Department of Agriculture hunger survey reports — the malnutrition version of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit… Read more »

Study Finds Limited Economic Mobility in U.S.

In the United States, family economic circumstances play an outsize role in determining children’s economic prospects later in life and are a significant factor in limiting intergenerational economic mobility, a report from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Russell Sage Foundation finds. Read more By Philanthropy News Digest on July 30, 2015

Uneven Recovery Leaving Working Poor Families Behind, Report Finds

The uneven economic recovery has left more low-income families struggling to make ends meet and more children living in low-income working families, an annual report from the Annie. E. Casey Foundation finds. According to the 2015 KIDS COUNT Data Book, one in four children in the United States, or 18.7 million children, lived in a… Read more »

Debunking 5 Common Myths About Food Banks

It’s a hard reality to face, but currently millions of people across North America are experiencing some form of food deprivation or food insecurity. Stigma is still attached to those who must use food banks to obtain a sufficient quantity of nutritious food. I had the opportunity to chat with Kathe Rogers, Communications Manager of… Read more »