Food insecurity is a stubborn reality in Lane County, one that is rooted in poverty. Too many of our neighbors struggle to afford the food they need to survive, let alone thrive.
Acting in isolation, you and I can’t do a whole lot about food insecurity. But acting together, we can make a real difference. That is the essence of FOOD For Lane County, people of good will acting together to make things happen.
You can see that in the Spring newsletter cover story about Tyler Vaughn and his success through the FFLC Job Training program. You can see it in the beautiful artwork now on display at the White Lotus gallery, with talented local artists using their gifts to help others. And many of you saw it — and tasted it — in the wide selection of Grilled Cheese Experience sandwiches available from local restaurants during the month of February.
Every day, I am inspired by the creative, thoughtful, sometimes whimsical and always compassionate ways that you and others engage in the work of FOOD For Lane County.
P.S. As you may know, I’ll be retiring in August. FFLC is a special organization, and it has been my honor to be a steward for this unique community institution during my four years here. Our Board of Directors has appointed a search committee, and we’ve launched the search process for the next Executive Director. If you know someone who might be a good fit, please encourage them to consider this opportunity to be inspired every day while making a real difference in our community.