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 »

Interview: Chef’s Night Out

EUGENE, Ore. — Food for Lane County is hosting its 24th Annual Chef’s Night Out Tuesday. It’s a culinary adventure where guests get to enjoy samples from the area’s premier restaurants, wineries and microbreweries. FFLC representative Dawn Marie Woodward stopped by KEZI 9 News Midday to share what this year has to offer. Chef’s Night … Continue reading »

Hundreds Turn Out For Spring Plant Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of people eager for spring stocked up on herbs, veggies and flowers at Saturday’s Food For Lane County plant sale. The annual spring sale benefits the non-profit’s garden programs. The GrassRoots Garden was packed as soon at the sale started, and coordinators say about 1,000 people attend over the course of … Continue reading »

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 »

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