The recession is not over for working families.

44% of Lane County Households can’t afford basics needs. That alarming statistic is according to the 2018 ALICE Report released in May by United Way of Lane County. ALICE — or Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed — is a study of financial hardship in Oregon. “Just three years ago, our region was first introduced to a population that many of… Read more »

Serving up help and hope

Poverty takes many forms. It can mean living in your car or in a shelter or on the street, everything you own in a backpack. It can be a paycheck that is not enough to cover your basic needs. It can be a disability check or a Social Security check or SNAP benefits that run out… Read more »

At the foot of the Cascades

  Rural communities in Lane County face real challenges when it comes to accessing food. Many small towns are considered food deserts. They provide residents little or no choice of grocery stores, farmers’ markets and healthy food providers. Transportation to and from Eugene or Springfield – for employment or groceries – may not be available or may… Read more »

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 »