Rural Organizing Project takes on food pantry status

Volunteers prepare food in ROP’s kitchen on Feb. 18. With an average of 600 families served per week, the organization is on the constant lookout for those who can volunteer time, items or skills. By: Damien Sherwood/Cottage Grove Sentinel Posted Feb 25, 2021 As communities continue to feel the burden of the pandemic’s economic devastation,… Read more »

International Paper Foundation Aids Holiday Farm Fire Response

Working out of a relief center in Blue River, John Carlile and some dedicated volunteers are distributing food and other essentials to people affected by the Holiday Farm Fire. “Folks were literally running for their lives from flames with nothing but the clothes on their backs,” said John. When residents began returning to the area,… Read more »

OSU: Pandemic erased Oregon’s progress since Great Recession addressing food insecurity

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The pandemic erased progress since the Great Recession in addressing food insecurity in Oregon, according to a new report from Oregon State University. “After the Great Recession, rebounding employment numbers and efforts by Oregon safety net programs helped bring the food insecurity rate down to around 10% of households statewide by December… Read more »

Thank you for supporting Holiday Farm Fire relief centers

FFLC continues to support communities ravaged by the Holiday Farm Fire. Recently we visited Blue River and talked to Johnnie Lee Mayer who gave us a tour of the McKenzie School gym that now serves as a relief center. Pieces of cardboard protect the hardwood floors and tables are covered with clothing, shoes, pet supplies,… Read more »

The Arc challenges stereotypes, expands role in community aid

CARES: A natural extension In response to the evolving needs of the community during the pandemic and wildfires this year, The Arc of Lane County is debuting Community Allies Resources for Eugene-Springfield, known as CARES, on Tuesday. The new program works in collaboration with FOOD for Lane County and the Community Alliance for Lane County,… Read more »

COVID-19 VIDEO UPDATE: Grocery Store Recovery

  Here’s a brief video update that describes how we have started picking up donated food from grocery stores again. We are working with stores and staff to do so safely during COVID-19. Note that the video includes pre-COVID footage. Please reach out if you have comments, questions or suggestions. You can email me or… Read more »

COVID-19 VIDEO UPDATE: Summer Food Program

  Here’s a brief video update that describes how COVID-19 has changed the way we operate the Summer Food Program for children this year. Please reach out if you have comments, questions or suggestions. You can email me or call me at (541) 343-2822 x102. Thank you. Tom Mulhern, Executive Director More COVID-19 video updates

COVID-19 VIDEO UPDATE: Farm to Family

  This week’s video update describes a new food program recently launched by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in response to COVID-19. Please reach out if you have comments, questions or suggestions. You can email me or call me at (541) 343-2822 x102. Thank you. Tom Mulhern, Executive Director More COVID-19 videos

COVID-19 VIDEO UPDATE: Emergency Food Boxes

  This week’s brief video update describes how we’re responding to the increased demand for home-delivered food boxes during COVID-19. Please note that the video includes pre-COVID footage. Please reach out if you have comments, questions or suggestions. You can email me or call me at (541) 343-2822 x102. Thank you. Tom Mulhern, Executive Director… Read more »

July 4 Pantry Holiday Closures

Catholic Community Services, Eugene: Closed Friday, 7/3 Catholic Community Services, Springfield: Closed Friday, 7/3 Community Sharing (Community Sharing): Closed Friday, 7/3 Crossfire Hands of Hope (Springfield): Closed Thurs, 6/25 and Thurs, 7/2. Salvation Army, Eugene: Closed Fri, 7/3 Closed Mon, 7/13 through Fri, 7/24 Shepherd’s Table at St. John’s (Springfield): OPEN Sat, 7/4 SVDP Food… Read more »