Sharing the Harvest

FOOD for Lane County’s Community Garden Exchange Summer food means fun, right? Barbeques, picnics, leisurely dinners in the outdoors. But for many in our community — those struggling with food insecurity issues — summer can mean a long spell with little or no support. Fortunately, a network of vital local community programs helps to fill… Read more »

Summer Safety Net

FOOD for Lane County’s child nutrition programs Summer is the high season for Karen Roth, child nutrition programs manager with FOOD for Lane County. “We have such a need,” Roth says. “Fifty-three percent of Lane County’s children and youth are eligible for the National School Lunch Program.” For a lot of kids in our communities,… Read more »

Summer Plant Sale 2017 – May 13th!

Please note that today’s Home & Garden section in the The Register-Guard says our summer plant sale is on May 12th – that’s for 2018! This year’s summer plant sale is this Saturday, May 13th, 10-5 at our Food For Lane County Youth Farm. Hope to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/764351887057017/ 2017 Summer Plant Sale  

Volunteers Needed at the Dining Room

The Dining Room is looking for two volunteers We need two volunteers to do the important task of washing pans on both Mondays and Tuesdays from 12:30-3:30.  Orientation will happen at the Dining Room prior to beginning the position. Training will be hands on during their first shift or more if needed. Must be able… Read more »

Empty Bowls and Brews on May 5!

Hand crafted bowls made by local artists! We will sell over 1,000 hand crafted bowls and other glassware outside Sam Bond’s in downtown Eugene on Friday, May 5th from 4 to 8 p.m. Local artists will have been working for several months on these one-of-a-kind creations. Bowl prices start at $10. LIVE MUSIC by Gumbo… Read more »

Food drives and donations of nonperishable items

There have been a lot of posts circulating on social media recently about food banks not needing donations of non-perishable foods from food drives. Here’s what Brad Bassi, our Food Resource Developer, would like the community to know: Food drives and donations of nonperishable items remain an important part of the work that we do… Read more »

The Gift of Time: Giving back to the community

EUGENE, Ore. – Volunteering – it’s a popular resolution that is made at the start of a new year. In “The Gift of Time”, Alan Matthews takes a look at some of the volunteer opportunities available for area residents. In the first part of the series Monday, we’ll explore a couple of the larger organizations… Read more »

Keeping it Local

Nick Keough is a freshman at Lane Community College. The Texas native is raising money for FOOD for Lane County. His goal is to raise $10,000. He admits that it’s an ambitious goal, but he’s optimistic. After his cousin was in a skateboarding accident, a crowdfunding campaign raised $30,000 in two weeks. The success of… Read more »