EUGENE, Ore. – Volunteers are urgently needed to assist with Meals on Wheels and other programs aimed at fighting hunger in the local community, said FOOD For Lane County officials.
FFLC said that rising demand for food assistance is challenging the nonprofit organization to meet growing service needs. Volunteers are need to help prepare and distribute food supplies to those most vulnerable, FFLC officials said.
“Seniors feel more secure and safe knowing that someone is checking on them, especially when they live alone,” says Amber Friedman, senior food programs manager for FOOD For Lane County. “Some drivers and seniors develop friendships and look forward to visiting each other.”