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 »

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 »

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