Youth & Family Programs
Nutrition plays a crucial role in supporting emotional, physical, and mental well-being for children. Kids rely on essential nutrients to fuel their growth, boost energy levels, and enhance cognitive development. FOOD For Lane County is dedicated to providing Lane County youth with the nourishment they require to thrive in school and in life.
Interested in Volunteering?
To learn more about volunteering with Youth & Family Services, click here.
Summer Food Program
All children and youth age 18 and younger eat free lunch during the summer months. Employees serve meals at parks and community centers located throughout Lane County. Each summer, FFLC serves thousands of lunches to children through the Summer Food Program.
Thank you to all the youth who joined us at our numerous sites in 2023! We served 28,689 meals to kids across Lane County!
A big thank you to all of our partners for making last year a fun and welcoming experience: Arc of Lane County, Eugene Parks and Recreation, Eugene Public Library-Bethel Branch, Eugene Public Library-Downtown Branch, Eugene Public Library-Sheldon Branch, Greenhill Humane Society, Imagination Library, Lane Community College, No Kid Hungry, SMART Reading, Springfield Public Library, Willamalane parks and Recreation.
Want to provide a fun activity at one of our sites? Contact the program manager here.
Summer Food 2024: June 24 – August 23… more info coming soon!
If you need to speak with our Youth and Family Programs Manager, please email here.
As the excitement of summer approaches, many families with children face challenges with not having access to school breakfasts and lunches. Kids need three meals a day, all year long. Hunger doesn’t take a vacation. FOOD For Lane County is here to help bridge the gap for families whose budgets and food supply are already stretched thin. If you are able to, please consider making a gift today to help FOOD For Lane County address this vital need in our community. Click HERE to donate.
For every dollar donated, FOOD For Lane County can access and distribute two meals.
Youth Programs in Schools
The Cereal for Youth program is the result of a partnership between Attune – 8th Avenue Food and Provisions, Glory Bee, Grain Millers and FOOD For Lane County. This collaboration creates a nutritious cereal product distributed by local schools and organizations that serve youth, 18 and younger across Lane County.
Click here to see a list of participating schools and youth serving organizations.(PDF)
Are you a representative of a school or organization and don’t see your agency represented? FFLC is currently able to take on more partners. Talk to your local school or organization to learn how to access the cereal.
Due to limited resources, FFLC is not taking on more schools.
FFLC’s Snack Pack program provides a gallon sized zip lock bag of snacks intended for elementary school children to eat over the weekend. The foods in our Snack Packs are kid-friendly, shelf-stable, single-serving, and are simple for children to prepare – items such as granola bars, raisins, mac n cheese, and instant oatmeal are included.