Kids Hold Meal Packing Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — Just as spring break begins for most students, some are just wrapping up a spring fundraiser. The Eugene Christian School completed its campaign with a Helping Hands Fight Hunger meal packing event. Students helped produce 10,000 meals for Food for Lane County. Each spent ten minutes rotating through stations, weighing and measuring … Continue reading »

Students Go on One-Minute Shopping Spree

EUGENE, Ore. — About 10 students from Kelly Middle School went on a free one-minute shopping spree, grabbing as many cans as they could in just one minute. It was a rush to get to the register, but no money needed. Grocery Outlet on River Road helped with the fundraiser for Food for Lane County. … Continue reading »

Kicking Off “Empty Bowl Season”

Eugene, Ore. — Local artists are lending their hands for a good cause this weekend, hoping to help feed hungry people in our community. It’s the annual Food for Lane County “Throw-a-Thon,” and dozens of potters are coming together at Clay Space to make hundreds of hand-crafted bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowl Sale. Organizers … Continue reading »

University of Oregon Holds Food Drive

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is tackling hunger in Lane County this month. The campus wide campaign is part of the annual Governor’s State Employees Food Drive. School leaders say last year they helped bring in nearly 160,000 pounds of food to Food for Lane County. The goal this year is 175,000 pounds. … Continue reading »

Food Banks Push for Tax Credits

EUGENE, Ore. — Local food banks and farmers could soon be benefiting from fresh produce donations. New legislation could provide tax credits for farmers who donate produce to local food banks, like Food for Lane County. Those supporting the legislation say it’s a win-win for both those who grow the food and those who’d be … Continue reading »

FOOD For Lane County Wins New Van

EUGENE, Ore. — Managers of a local food bank walked away with keys to a brand new Toyota van Thursday. FOOD For Lane County beat out hundreds of other nonprofits in a national competition called 100 Cars for Good. The winner brought in the most votes on Facebook. Thanks to all FOOD For Lane County’s … Continue reading »

Interview: Dutch Luv Day

EUGENE, Ore. — This Valentine’s Day you can share the love with a free cup of coffee. It’s Dutch Luv Day at Dutch Bros. and it’s benefiting Food For Lane County. Brad Bassi with Food for Lane County joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us how you … Continue reading »

Food Drive May Fall Short of Goal

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive may fall short of its 185,000 pound goal this year. More than 90,000 pounds came in Saturday in Eugene and Springfield. That’s roughly three times that was brought in last Saturday. But, organizers say it’s still not enough and they blame last week’s blast of … Continue reading »

Café Yumm! Supports ‘Giving Tuesday’

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. Now there’s Giving Tuesday. It’s a nationwide campaign to support nonprofits through online donations this holiday. Eugene based Café Yumm!’s pledging its support to Food For Lane County. For every online donation made to Food For Lane County, Café Yumm! will add $10. Its goal … Continue reading »

Hundreds Run in Turkey Trot

EUGENE, Ore. — Before stuffing themselves with turkey, runners and walkers trotted around Valley River Center Thursday morning during the annual Turkey Trot. Racers could either run a four mile course or walk two miles. Some people came in costumes and slowly worked their way through the course, while others ran quickly. It’s not only … Continue reading »

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