New food pantry opens in Springfield

A new low-income food pantry will be open Saturday in Springfield’s Thurston neighborhood. Catholic Community Services of Lane County, FOOD for Lane County and volunteers came together to open the food pantry at Waypoint Church, 332 58th St. in Springfield. The pantry, across from Thurston High School, will be open from 10 a.m. to 1… Read more »

SNAP cuts would hurt the people most in need

Before leaving for its August recess, the House Budget Committee passed its budget resolution for the 2018 fiscal year, putting in danger the safety net programs that are successfully helping the most vulnerable members of our community. Of the roughly $200 billion in cuts outlined in the resolution, $150 billion will directly affect the Supplemental… Read more »

26K Pounds of Food Donated by Fairgoers

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of pounds of canned food is now sitting on the FOOD for Lane County shelves. Fairgoers brought three cans of food to their fair on Sunday in exchange for free admission. FOOD for Lane County said they collected 26,779 pounds of food and it will all go to feeding local families… Read more »

FFLC announces new Warehouse Training Program

Introduction of the Warehouse Training Program FOOD for Lane County is pleased to announce the start of a Warehouse Training Program, funded in part by Lane Workforce Partnership. The goal of the program is to prepare people who experience food insecurity for jobs in warehousing, which will reduce their long-term reliance on emergency food. The… Read more »

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 »