This week’s video highlights our COVID-19 response at The Dining Room in downtown Eugene. I appreciate hearing from you, so please reach out if you have any comments, questions or suggestions. You can email me or call (541) 343-2822. Tom Mulhern, Executive Director COVID-19 Video Updates
Over the next few weeks, I want to share a few video updates with you to keep you better informed about our response to the challenges we are facing because of COVID-19. This week’s video is about our emergency mobile pantries. I hope these videos give you a sense of the critical work that FOOD… Read more »
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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 »