Volunteers Prepare FFLC Meals

EUGENE, Ore. — Volunteers with Food For Lane County have been busy putting the final touches on Thanksgiving meals for those in need. The turkey and mashed potatoes are for Food For Lane County partner agencies that are holding dinners Wednesday. That includes the Dining Room at 8th and Lincoln, Hilltop Pantry at Crow and … Continue reading »

Students Donate Food to FFLC

EUGENE, Ore. — Students at César Chávez Elementary School have been collecting food for a local pantry for the past couple weeks. On Thursday they got to make their big delivery. Nine shopping carts full of food were donated to Eugene Faith Center’s Food for Lane County food pantry, located just across the street from the … Continue reading »

“Unstuff” the Bus

EUGENE, Ore. — Food for Lane County and Toys for Tots have been collecting donations for the past two days. On Sunday afternoon, volunteers helped unload an LTD bus full of food and toys. Volunteers separated the food and the toys, sending the toys with marines who came to unload for Toys for Tots. Food … Continue reading »

Food For Lane County Wins Van

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s now a waiting game for Food For Lane County, after it was named the official winner of the Toyota Cars for Good program. The nonprofit says it could take up to four months for their Toyota Sienna to arrive. It picked white and green as its top two color choices. The … Continue reading »

Food Banks Brace For SNAP Cuts

EUGENE, Ore. — Cuts in food stamps will take food off the table for millions of Americans on Friday. In Lane County, it will affect about 45,000 households and local food banks are bracing for the crowds. Food banks like Food for Lane County serve thousands of people each year. In its last fiscal year, … Continue reading »

Food For Lane County Finalist in Contest

EUGENE, Ore. — Food For Lane County is hoping to get people revved up about a new contest that could win the nonprofit a new car. Food For Lane County is one of 250 finalists in the Toyota 100 Cars for Good program. Each day for 50 days, Toyota is featuring five different finalists on … Continue reading »

Food Bank Collecting Apples

EUGENE, Ore. — Food For Lane County‘s drive to produce 10,000 jars of applesauce is off to a good start, but it still needs help to get there. On Saturday, volunteers helped pick apples at King Estate Vineyard outside of Eugene. They picked just over 8,400 pounds of apples, but they need more. The goal … Continue reading »

Volunteers Sought to Pick Apples

EUGENE, Ore. — If you’re ready to channel your inner Johnny Appleseed, Food For Lane County can use your help. The organization needs volunteers to help pick apples this Saturday. It’s part of the group’s food production program aiming to make 10,000 jars of applesauce. The inspiration for this project came from a sizable donation … Continue reading »

Youth Farm Fest Showcases Young Farmers

EUGENE, Ore. — Food for Lane County’s Youth Farm held a festival Saturday to showcase the work the kids there put into growing produce. The public was invited to do different activities like carve fruits and vegetables into different shapes, try their hand at making homemade apple cider, and taste test the dozens of types … Continue reading »

Fair Collects 27,000 Pounds of Food

EUGENE, Ore. — Food For Lane County took home a bounty of canned goods following Sunday’s collection at the Lane County Fair. More than 27,000 pounds of food was collected. Fairgoers got free admission by dropping off three cans of food. More than 21 giant boxes were filled–each capable of holding at least a thousand … Continue reading »

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