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 »

2017 Subaru Share the Love Event!

FOOD for Lane County is proud to announce our participation in The 2017 Subaru Share the Love Event! November 16, 2017, through January 2, 2018, for every new Subaru vehicle leased or sold, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities. Meals on Wheels America is one of four national participating charities… Read more »

Subaru donates 2018 Outback for Eugene’s MOW program!

FFLC will receive the keys to a 2018 Subaru Outback to help in the delivery of Eugene Meals on Wheels! This fall, Subaru of America donated 50 new Outback vehicles to selected Meals on Wheels programs throughout the country through its Share the Love program. In celebration of its 50th anniversary, and in keeping with… Read more »

New food pantry opens in Springfield

A new low-income food pantry will be open Saturday in Springfield’s Thurston neighborhood. Catholic Community Services of Lane County, FOOD for Lane County and volunteers came together to open the food pantry at Waypoint Church, 332 58th St. in Springfield. The pantry, across from Thurston High School, will be open from 10 a.m. to 1… Read more »

SNAP cuts would hurt the people most in need

Before leaving for its August recess, the House Budget Committee passed its budget resolution for the 2018 fiscal year, putting in danger the safety net programs that are successfully helping the most vulnerable members of our community. Of the roughly $200 billion in cuts outlined in the resolution, $150 billion will directly affect the Supplemental… Read more »