In good hands

In June, I will retire from FFLC. I have been here 11 years, nine of those as Executive Director. I’ve loved my job. I’ve loved working with our staff and our volunteer board of directors. I’ve loved our volunteers and our donors and our many, many partners. And I have loved this community — your… Read more »

Fighting hunger with pottery: ‘Empty Bowl Sale’ looks to give back to Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. – Local artists are joining forces with Food for Lane County in an effort to prevent hunger in the community. Joe Davis of Clay Space is hard at work. He’ll donate this piece to Food for Lane County’s 29th annual “Empty Bowls Sale.” “People are in need,” said Davis. “So that’s an overriding… Read more »

It can take a village to feed hungry kids in schools

One in 6 American children faces hunger and 3 out of 4 teachers report regularly seeing hungry kids in their classrooms. In response, school meals make up a large fraction of federal food assistance. The National School Lunch Program is the second-largest federal food assistance program, serving 30.4 million children. It is complemented by the… Read more »

Call for Bowls for the 2019 Bowls Sale

I’d like to invite you to help us with our Empty Bowls event this year by creating the bowls that are donated to FFLC to be sold at this annual project. FOOD For Lane County’s Empty Bowls Sale raises about $15,000 (45,000 meals) each year to help feed neighbors in need. This year it will… Read more »

FOOD for Lane County is looking for a new Executive Director

FOOD for Lane County is looking for a new Executive Director. This is an exciting opportunity to become a leader in our mission to address hunger in Lane County! The position is open to applications until Friday, April 5, 2019 at 5 p.m. Please help us spread the word!   POSITION TITLE: Executive Director Status: Regular,… Read more »

541 Flavors: Peak grilled-cheese season

More than two dozen area restaurants are on board for February’s Grilled Cheese Experience, a FOOD for Lane County fundraiser Grilled cheese. When faced with those words, I hear them in my head in Homer Simpson’s prolonged, drool-soaked drawl: “Mmmm … grilllllled cheeeeese.” I don’t know if “The Simpsons” patriarch has ever uttered that phrase… Read more »

Birthday Club: A new way to give in 2019

You’ve seen it on Facebook and GoFundMe … crowdsourcing has become a new way for non-profits to receive donations. People are now inviting friends and family to join them in donating to favorite causes.   Through a company called Classy.org, FOOD For Lane County is now reaching out to a new generation of donors through… Read more »