Cafe Yumm donates nearly 100K pounds of beans to Food for Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — Food for Lane County is getting a special donation — black beans.

“It’s a healthy protein source which is really always in high demand, and it’s a product that people are familiar with,” says Food for Lane County’s Brad Bassi.

What’s special about this donation is it’s nearly 100,000 pounds of beans — enough to fill two semi-trucks.

“There’s actually such a large donation that we’re able to share it with Oregon Food Bank, and these beans will actually be distributed throughout the entire state.”

A warehouse full of large bags of black beans.

Where did all these beans come from? A local restaurant who cooks a lot of the legumes — Café Yumm.


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by Alex Hasenstab and Staff