Raising Awareness Over Hunger Issues

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of people walked around Alton Baker Park Sunday to raise awareness over the issue of hunger. Organizers of the Crop Walk said 18% of families in Oregon are hungry. That’s why around 300 people walked along the riverfront to spread the word about local hunger issues. Organizers said one in three … Continue reading »

Task Force Discusses Oregon Hunger

EUGENE, Ore. — Hunger issues were on the table Thursday morning at a roundtable featuring the Oregon Hunger Task Force, nonprofits and community leaders. The issue of hunger in Lane County is nothing new, but this was an opportunity for the task force to learn about the food system in Lane County and how it … Continue reading »

More Oregon Children Going Hungry

EUGENE, Ore. — A number of families who use food stamps have children. Thirty percent of children in Oregon don’t know where their next meal will come from. Research shows that children who don’t get enough to eat get sick more often and don’t perform as well in school. The supervisor for the Women, Infants … 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 »

Volunteers Set Up Empty Bowls Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — Friday night is your chance to get your hands on a beautiful handmade bowl and help feed hungry families. Food for Lane County started setting up for its annual empty bowl fundraiser Thursday. Local artists and a number of Eugene residents made bowls at fuse-a-thon events that took place earlier this year. … Continue reading »

New Food Pantry to Open

EUGENE, Ore. — Help is available for low-income families. Food for Lane County is preparing to launch another mobile food pantry this weekend. The site at St. Matthew’s Church on River Road is the first mobile food pantry offering assistance in the Eugene area. The goal is to serve residents in the 97404 zip code … Continue reading »

Interview: New Food Pantry Opens

EUGENE, Ore. — More help is now available for local hungry families. In 2010, Food for Lane County launched its first mobile food pantry as a way to get emergency food into underserved area. There are sites at Guy Lee Elementary, Hamlin Middle School, Culp Creek, and this weekend it’s opening its fourth site. The … Continue reading »

Homeless Advocate Ends Hunger Strike

EUGENE, Ore. — Sunday was the first day in two months that a SLEEPS protest member allowed himself a bite to eat. During the past sixty days, Eugene resident Conrad Barney did not eat any solid foods and instead got his nutrients from drinking different types of juices. He says he did this hunger strike … Continue reading »

Food Baskets Given to Hungry Families

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Kids don’t just need toys this holiday season. A lot of them are going hungry too. That’s why the Springfield Elks Lodge collected donations to fill 50 baskets full of food for local families. Each one has 22 items, including a turkey, enough to feed a family for a week. Elks members … Continue reading »

Scouting for Food for Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — Well over 1,000 local Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and varsity team members took to the streets of Lane County to collect food for people in need. “Scouting for Food” is an annual event that brings in 10-15 tons of food each year. Willamette High School was one of three drop off locations. … Continue reading »

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