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 »

Lane County Fair Wraps Up

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Fair wrapped up after five days of fun. Crowds packed the fairgrounds for the last day Sunday. Anyone who went to the fair Sunday received free admission if they donated canned foods to Food for Lane County. Although the fair doesn’t have official attendance numbers yet, everyone working the … Continue reading »

Free Summer Lunches for Students

EUGENE, Ore. – Hundreds of kids who would not otherwise receive lunch will now have a ┬áplace to eat a meal during the summer months. Food for Lane County kicked off its Summer Food Program on Monday at 60 sites around the county. The ten-week program provides kids who are unable to have a nutritious … Continue reading »

DeFazio Fights SNAP Cuts

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The average American on food stamps gets just more than $30 a week to shop, but Congress is looking at cutting that already tight budget by 20 percent. Congressman Peter DeFazio is working to prevent those cuts by showing what shopping on food stamps is really like. DeFazio admits, he doesn’t usually … Continue reading »

Six Local Nonprofits Get Donation Boost

EUGENE, Ore. — Local charities received a big boost Friday of thousands of dollars in donations. Kendall Auto Group presented a $30,000 check to six nonprofits. CASA of Lane County, Womenspace, Greenhill Humane Society, Tamarack Wellness Center, OLSP, and Food for Lane County will all receive $5,000. This is Kendall Auto Group’s second year participating … Continue reading »

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