Youth Farm Stands Grand Opening – Summer 2019

Our two youth farm stands are open for the summer! Thank you to SELCO for the new Selco Snap Match Program! Sacred Heart at RiverBend 3333 Riverbend Dr Springfield Thursday, May 30, 2-6pm The Youth Farm 705 Flamingo Ave Springfield Saturday, June 2, 10–2pm CSA memberships available. We accept SNAP matched up to $10, WIC… Read more »

Almost 40% of Americans Would Struggle to Cover a $400 Emergency

Annual Fed survey shows ongoing household financial fragility Black and Hispanic Americans lagging behind white counterparts Many U.S. households find themselves in a fragile position financially, even in an economy with an unemployment rate near a 50-year low, according to a Federal Reserve survey. The Fed’s 2018 report on the economic well-being of households, published… Read more »

Too many still struggle

“You can’t think when all you do think about is being hungry.” In Lane County, forty-four percent of households do not earn enough to cover their basic needs. This is according to Lane County’s 2016 ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Report. Thirty-seven percent of Lane County residents qualify for an emergency food box (Census… Read more »

Thank you for filling so many empty bowls

Thank you for supporting FFLC’s 28th Annual Empty Bowls Sale, presented by Northwest Community Credit Union! We returned to FFLC’s Dining Room this year. Thanks to the generosity of event sponsors, artists and everyone who purchased bowls, we raised more than $10,000 for local hunger relief – enough to provide 30,000 meals for our neighbors… Read more »

In good hands

In June, I will retire from FFLC. I have been here 11 years, nine of those as Executive Director. I’ve loved my job. I’ve loved working with our staff and our volunteer board of directors. I’ve loved our volunteers and our donors and our many, many partners. And I have loved this community — your… Read more »

Fighting hunger with pottery: ‘Empty Bowl Sale’ looks to give back to Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. – Local artists are joining forces with Food for Lane County in an effort to prevent hunger in the community. Joe Davis of Clay Space is hard at work. He’ll donate this piece to Food for Lane County’s 29th annual “Empty Bowls Sale.” “People are in need,” said Davis. “So that’s an overriding… Read more »

It can take a village to feed hungry kids in schools

One in 6 American children faces hunger and 3 out of 4 teachers report regularly seeing hungry kids in their classrooms. In response, school meals make up a large fraction of federal food assistance. The National School Lunch Program is the second-largest federal food assistance program, serving 30.4 million children. It is complemented by the… Read more »