Oats Harvested for Food For Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — An unexpected partnership is helping solve the hunger problem in Lane County. On Monday, farmers harvested 25,000 pounds of oats to be given to Food For Lane County. The oats were planted in spring on 45 acres south of the Department of Corrections. The mental health facility signed a contract with FFLC … Continue reading »

FFLC Youth Farm to Host Festival

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Gardeners know the season is changing by their harvest. You can find an abundance of organic vegetables and fruits at Food For Lane County’s Youth Farm Fest. It’s happening Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the youth farm at 705 Flamingo Avenue in Springfield. There will be live … Continue reading »

Food Pantry Geared to Spanish Speakers

EUGENE, Ore. — The FOOD for Lane County mobile pantry is opening its first ever pantry geared at Spanish speakers. FOOD for Lane County says it’s actively working to get food to more Latino and Hispanic households in need. Organizers say they’re hoping a pantry hosted by spanish speaking volunteers will help draw people in. … Continue reading »

FFLC Collects Over 26,000 lbs. of Food

EUGENE, Ore. — FOOD for Lane County stocked its shelves Monday. Hundreds got into the Lane County Fair Sunday with a donation of three canned food items. Thirty-nine percent of residents in Lane County are eligible for emergency food assistance. Organizers say this year’s drive brought in about 26,000 pounds of food. FFLC-c says this … Continue reading »

Windermere Staff Donate Day of Service

EUGENE, Ore. — Roughly 75 employees of Windermere Real Estate got down and dirty Friday volunteering for Food for Lane County. This was eighth year the group donated a day of service to the organization tending to its 2.5-acre GrassRoots Garden just off Coburg Road behind the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Eugene. Staff, family … Continue reading »

FFLC Offers Summer Food Program

EUGENE, Ore. — While class is wrapping up for many schools across our area this week, many families depend on those school-year resources, like a hot meal and a nutritious diet. Many kids will go three months without either of those. That’s where FOOD For Lane County’s Summer Food Program steps in to help. Kids … Continue reading »

FFLC Plant Sale Preps Under Way

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Food For Lane County staff and volunteers will be selling veggies, flowers and herb starts at their Summer Plant Sale. They’ll offer 70 varieties of tomatoes, 35 varieties of peppers and much more. They’ll also be selling Roots Organic potting soil and liquid fertilizers. The family event will include live music and tours … Continue reading »

Letter Carriers Collected Canned Foods

EUGENE, Ore. — Door to door letter carriers drop off mail on their routes. But Saturday, they were also picking up bags of canned foods during the National Association of Letter Carrier’s Food Drive. “This is the largest one day national food drive. It was started actually here in Eugene,” said Chris NesSmith, letter carrier. … Continue reading »

FFLC Donations Down at Spring Game

EUGENE, Ore. – The stands at the Ducks spring game on Saturday weren’t as packed as usual. Fewer people in the stands, translated to fewer donations for Food for Lane County. FFLC relies on the spring game as a major fundraiser and this year it was left with about 11,000 pounds short in donations. It’s … Continue reading »

Interview: Empty Bowls Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — The annual Empty Bowls Sale kicks off Friday in conjunction with the First Friday Artwalk. You can buy a bowl and help feed the hungry. There are 1,000 bowls in all and profits go to Food For Lane County. Dawn Marie Woodward with Food For Lane County joined us live in the … Continue reading »

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