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Help us reach our goal and Fill the TRUCK! Trillium Community Health Plan encourages you to donate online at https://fundraise.foodforlanecounty.org/DRIVE until a new date can be set for collection of food. Trillium will match the first $3,000 donated at this page. Thanks for your generosity!
Before Steve found the Mid Lane Love Project food pantry in Veneta, he was living with his dog in a pump house on an abandoned piece of property two miles out of town. A friend dropped him off there and never came back. “Between the drinking and the drugs I wasn’t even surviving. I was… Read more »
Provide meals all year long Consider becoming a monthly sustaining donor. Gifts from monthly donors strengthen critical programs that provide food, education, job training and more to local families and individuals in need. Eric Richardson’s family benefited from such programs. Eric is president of the Eugene Springfield NAACP, a Eugene resident since 1971, a graduate… Read more »
The food from restaurants and groceries are split into meal plates, frozen and distributed. While the volunteers and employees of FOOD for Lane County don’t don capes, they are on rescue missions Monday through Friday. The Food Rescue Express Program, also known as FREX, and Fresh Alliance help save food from around the area that… Read more »
EUGENE, Ore. — The Trump Administration is making changes to work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP), which provides food stamps nationwide. The administration announced the changes on Wednesday, saying they are trying to restore the original intent of food stamps. Experts said this proposal could cut benefits for nearly 688,000 SNAP recipients nationwide,… Read more »
Susan Blacknik strolled through rows of shelves at the Creswell Food Pantry. She passed empty spaces and cases upon cases of canned beans and pureed pumpkin. “I don’t like to see bare shelves over there, and there’s more bare shelves than I’ve seen since I started six years ago,” she said. With the winter… Read more »
Started in 2011, the Justice of Eating Award honors groups, individuals, and partner agencies for their distinguished contributions toward hunger relief in Lane County. We all share an extraordinary commitment to feeding the hungry and improving our community. We encourage anyone to nominate an organization, leader or volunteer for a 2020 Justice of Eating Award…. Read more »
EUGENE, Ore. – Fresh food and produce donations are taking on a bigger role at Food for Lane County. This is the reason why the agency has opened a new food distribution center in west Eugene. The West Broadway center will be the new pick-up point for the 150 member agencies that help feed the… Read more »
The link between learning and adequate nutrition is well established for K-12 students. But in higher education, hunger remains largely hidden and misunderstood. FFLC is working with the University of Oregon to raise awareness and find innovative solutions to address hunger on campus. “The University of Oregon recognizes the importance of proper nutrition and that… Read more »