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 »

Summer Plant Sale Benefits Food Bank

EUGENE, Ore. — Mid-May in Oregon is a perfect time to plant your summer garden. This weekend you can pick up organic vegetables and flowers for a great price and help Food for Lane County. Saturday, the youth farm is hosting it’s third annual Summer Plant Sale. Ted Purdy, the Youth Farm Coordinator, talks about … Continue reading »

Postal Food Drive Falls Short of Goal

EUGENE, Ore. — Food For Lane County worked into the evening Saturday counting up donations from the postal food drive. In the Eugene-Springfield area, the drive brought it more than 61,000 pounds of food. That’s less than the food drive brought in last year, when the drive brought in nearly 93,000 pounds of food in … Continue reading »

Letter Carriers Get Ready for Food Drive

EUGENE, Ore. — Food for Lane County volunteers are in the final stages of preparing for this weekend’s annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. The drive takes place each year across the country, but it started in Eugene. To donate, people can place food in a bag and leave it outside for mail carriers to pick … Continue reading »

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