Annual golf tournament benefits FFLC children’s programs

Thank you to Eugene Association of REALTORS and Springfield Board of REALTORS for once again presenting the CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT IN MEMORY OF GARY RASMUSSEN to benefit FFLC children’s programs. The tournament is Friday, July 12, at Emerald Valley Golf Course in Creswell, Oregon. Make a donation to the event! Thank you to these sponsors!… Read more »

FOOD For Lane County executive directorship changing hands

EUGENE, Ore. — A major leadership change is happening this week at FOOD For Lane County, the organization reports. Longtime Executive Director Beverlee Potter is stepping into retirement and new adventures as Tom Mulhern, former executive director at Catholic Community Services, begins to lead Oregon’s second largest regional foodbank. “I have been at FFLC for… Read more »

Your gift provides needed relief

In Lane County, 44% 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. More than a third (37%) of Lane County residents qualify for an emergency food box (Census 2016). Food assistance provides relief large and small to families… Read more »

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 »