Strengthening a countywide network

When you support FFLC, you strengthen a countywide network of providers. FFLC partners with more than 150 programs to distribute food and provide nutrition education. Aquarius Apartments Bethel Food Pantry Blue McKenzie Lion’s Club Foundation Boys & Girls Clubs of Emerald Valley Brattain House Briarwood Manufactured Home Park Bunches of Lunches CAHOOTS Casa de Luz Pantry… Read more »

An apple a day

  Potatoes and onions from King Estate, Washington apples, Hood River pears, oranges from California. Thanks to donations from local and regional farms, excess produce from California and produce from FFLC gardens, we are distributing more fresh produce than ever before — and our recipients are loving it. Our emergency food box pantries are distributing… Read more »

Made with love

Bettina Evans is the house parent and cook for Looking Glass Pathways Girls Program. The Looking Glass Pathways Girls Program is one of 150 programs in Lane County that partners with FFLC to distribute food. The program provides residential mental health, alcohol and drug treatment services for female juvenile offenders ages 12 to 18. Most… Read more »

I’ve gotten used to not having food

John, Shea, Richard, Gerome. People experiencing homelessness in Eugene and Lane County have a name. And a story to tell. Troy had been homeless for about a year when we spoke with him at FFLC’s Dining Room in November. “I’m most proud of my 21-year-old daughter. She’s proof I’m doing something right.” “I’ve been coming to the… Read more »

Struggling to pay rent

30% of Lane County renters spend more than 50% of their income on rent In Eugene that number is 36% and in Springfield 22%. This “severe rent burden” leaves little money for basic needs including food, child care, transportation, healthcare and taxes. When money is tight, food is often the first thing people cut back… Read more »

FFLC partners with new SVDP Youth House

The St. Vincent de Paul Youth House will provide rent-free housing and social services to 13 homeless teen girls. The goal is to help them complete their education and prepare them to live independently and successfully as adults. The SVDP Youth House is a collaborative project involving St. Vincent de Paul, Hosea Youth Services, Directions… Read more »

Keeping it Fresh

  Volunteers in Medicine is one of more than 150 programs that partners with FOOD for Lane County to provide food to people in need. Volunteers in Medicine provides fresh fruits and vegetables to its clients through FOOD for Lane County’s Produce Plus program. For Volunteers in Medicine Executive Director DeLeesa Meashintubby, the program is… Read more »