Cafe Dishes Up for Thanksgiving

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — While some gripe about working the holidays, a Springfield restaurant gladly dishes up every Thanksgiving for free. For the last eight years, Busy Bee Cafe on Main Street has welcomed one and all through their doors for a real Thanksgiving feast of turkey and ham with all the fixings on their own … Continue reading »

César Chávez Students Donate Food

EUGENE, Ore. — A small walk across the street is making a big impact in Eugene, especially as we head into the holidays. Students at César Chávez Elementary School loaded up shopping carts, boxes, and armfuls of food. They walked it from their classrooms to the food pantry at Eugene Faith Center. The kids have been collecting … Continue reading »

Food For Lane County Gets $100k Grant

ELMIRA, Ore. — Food For Lane County is getting a big boost to help feed hungry families as we head into the holidays. It received a $100,000 anonymous donation for the Intentional Food Production Program, a partnership between local farms and Food For Lane County. Recipients say it will help provide 300,000 meals to people … Continue reading »

Fuse-a-Thon for Food For Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. –Your artistic talent is needed this weekend for the annual Food For Lane County Fuse-a-Thon. Saturday, Oct. 11, you can learn to make a fused glass bowl that will be donated to the Food For Lane County Empty Bowls Sale. The event is free. If you like your art, you can take it … Continue reading »

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 »

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