FOOD For Lane County is so grateful for our community’s support as all of Lane County continues to navigate the aftermath of last week’s ice storm.
This past weekend, we distributed 14 pallets of food and 4 pallets of water in Springfield, where families experienced lengthy power outages and a boil-water notice. Here’s what we heard from Lane County Government:
“The food that you provided was beyond amazing. We provided hundreds of boxes of foods and all the food you provided was used. I wish we could share the thousands of thank you’s we received over this weekend. Our community thanks you.”
• We’re purchasing more produce to meet the need for fresh food within hard-hit areas, and we’ll distribute that through pantry partners and our Mobile Pantry.
• We’re purchasing extra ready-to-eat food for our partner pantry in Cottage Grove, where many families are still in need.
• Our Mobile Pantry will make its planned stops in Cottage Grove and Springfield, and we anticipate a higher number of people seeking food resources at those pop-up events.
• We’re working to reach people still experiencing power outages around Lane County, families who lost food that they’d purchased with SNAP benefits and others whose livelihoods or homes were impacted by the storm.
Many of you supported us last week. Thank you so much. Your support makes a huge difference in our capacity to respond quickly and to bring additional needed food to pantries around the county. Your donations supply food to families experiencing significant hardships. If you’d like to make a gift, you can do so here: Make a donation online today.
Thank you for helping us feed our county.