St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County will end food box distribution from its Atkinson Food Room at the Lindholm Service Center, 456 Hwy. 99N in Eugene, at the end of December.
In a news release, the organization said this will allow it to better serve the local unsheltered population. The nonprofit will repurpose the food room to allow for increased production, cold storage and delivery of prepared meals to serve the growing numbers of local people experiencing homelessness. The space will also be used to expand seating for people who get daytime respite at the nearby Eugene Service Station.
By Tatiana Parafiniuk-Talesnick, The Register-Guard
Note from FOOD For Lane County: We will continue to partner with St. Vincent De Paul’s many other incredible programs at all levels from meal site to warming shelters, family shelters and affordable housing sites. FFLC is working with our network of partners to assess this gap in service to ensure that our community has access to food assistance programming. We are extremely grateful for the Food Room’s years of service. They submitted their original application to become a pantry on May 4, 1984.