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 »

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 »

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