Food Carts Move into Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — More and more food carts may soon be rolling through the city of Springfield. Councilors approved two amendments Monday night that will help pave the way for the mobile restaurants. The council gave its approval because it’s hoping more food carts will help the city become more vibrant. Several people voiced their … Continue reading »

OSPIRG Protests Junk Food Subsidies

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon State Public Interest Research Group staged a protest on junk food Tuesday. It was an effort to stop tax dollars from being spent on junk food ingredients. OSPIRG’s report found more tax dollars were going towards common food additives, such as corn syrup and hydrogenated vegetable oils than to fresh … Continue reading »

Healthy Snacks Come to Amazon Pool

EUGENE, Ore. — Say goodbye to typical snacks like nachos and ice cream at local community rec centers. Places like Amazon Pool are going healthy. The Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth (LCHAY) is partnering with the City of Eugene to help bring nutritious snacks to community centers because of the increase in obesity among … 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 »

Eugene Students Protest Lunch Option

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of 4J School District children and their parents demanded better food choices in their school cafeteria Wednesday. Parents and students gathered early outside Edison Elementary just before school started to voice their distaste for a recent decision to stop a local company from delivering lunches to the kids. The kids … 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 »

What to Eat for Your Workout

(CNN) — Before running a half marathon last year, Gouthami Rao consulted a dietitian to create the best diet for her training. “Striking a bigger balance between carbs and protein, which I think is a huge battle for pretty much everybody when they eat,” Rao said. So why do protein and carbs pack the right … Continue reading »

Food for Lane County Reuses Egg Cartons

EUGENE, Ore. — Food for Lane County is offering you a way to help food banks across Oregon and recycle at the same time. It’s asking for people to donate clean egg cartons so it can help distribute eggs at Oregon food banks. Food for Lane County says it’s an easy way to give back … Continue reading »

Spring Game Collects Food Donations

EUGENE, Ore. — The Ducks’ Spring Game this weekend did more than just crank up school spirit, it also raised thousands of pounds of food for Food for Lane County. The price of admission into Autzen Saturday was a few cans of food. This year, Duck fans donated more than 66,000 pounds of canned food … Continue reading »

Spring Game Benefits FFLC

EUGENE, Ore. — The Ducks’ Spring Game got everyone excited for football Saturday, while helping Food For Lane County collect thousands of pounds of food. The price of admission for the Ducks’ return to the field was canned food. FFLC collected non-perishable food items as fans made their way into Autzen Stadium for the first … Continue reading »

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