Volunteers make a difference

FOOD for Lane County could not do what we do without the help of thousands of volunteers! Want to help but not sure how? We have volunteer opportunities for people of all ages and interests. Find out more about our volunteer opportunities listed below, and give us a call to talk about your options. Contact… Read more »

FFLC Closed for the Holidays on December 25 and January 1

FOOD for Lane County will be closed on Friday, December 25th and on Friday, January 1st for the holidays. The Dining Room will have the following hours on Christmas Eve: 12:30-3:30. The Dining Room will be closed on Friday, December 25th. Both FOOD for Lane County and the Dining Room will re-open on Monday, December… Read more »

Delivering Meals to Homebound Seniors

This Friday is Moving Day for Eugene Meals on Wheels FOOD For Lane County will be new home to Eugene service for Seniors. FOOD For Lane County will begin delivering Meals on Wheels in Eugene from its Bailey Hill Road kitchen on Monday, December 21st. Those who administer the program are moving their offices into… Read more »

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on December 12!

This important food drive brings in thousands of pounds of shelf-stable food and stocks pantry shelves  with much needed staples, like peanut butter! This is a county-wide drive, and food collected in your community will stay in your community Go Green and reuse an old grocery bag (not paper) Your letter carrier will pick it… Read more »

Contact Senator Merkley about The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

The federal government helps food banks by providing USDA commodity food, and financial assistance to store and distribute that food, through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). The financial assistance helps pay for warehouse and transportation costs like gas, utilities, staff, drivers, and equipment like forklifts and refrigerated trucks. As food banks pursue their commitments… Read more »

Agency Relations Coordinator Needed!

Join our team! We are hiring an Agency Relations Coordinator, responsible to the Programs and Services Director. 30 hrs./wk. Must be available regularly on evenings and weekends. (If a candidate is interested in 40 hrs./wk. and proves to be successful in the position, this position may possibly transition to full-time at 40 hrs./wk. in the… Read more »

Welcome to the Dining Room

By Faire Holliday, Dining Room Volunteer Coordinator The white FOOD For Lane County van arrives around 9:15 am, bringing trays and pans of Thanksgiving treats: ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, biscuits, green bean casserole, and pie. The food, once unloaded from the van, fills two stainless steel countertops in the Dining Room kitchen. It’s almost a… Read more »

Helping children get the nutrition they need

During the school year, Jennifer works in the kitchen at Harrison Elementary in Cottage Grove. This summer she also worked for FOOD for Lane County as a Summer Food Program site supervisor, serving free lunches to children and teens. When Jennifer was younger she needed our Summer Food lunches. “My mom was a single parent… Read more »

Help us serve vets

Story by Denise Wendt; video by Shannon Turner Rob is a gentle guy, with a big heart and an easy smile. In 2003, his Army National Guard infantry unit got the call to go to war. Rob spent 14 months in Kuwait and Iraq. When he got back to the states, he was changed —… Read more »

With a side of respect

Sometimes people find their life’s work in mysterious ways, and for Josie McCarthy, it was through two prostitutes in Chicago who led her to dedicate herself to feeding the homeless and otherwise downtrodden with dignity and respect, as if they were dining in a fine restaurant. Many years ago now, McCarthy spent her days with… Read more »