FOOD FOR LANE COUNTY IS SEEKING INPUT WITH A PUBLIC SURVEY
A lingering issue before the pandemic, food insecurity continues to have a grip in Lane County, and FOOD For Lane County, a nonprofit that partners with 170 agencies and programs in Lane County to help offset hunger, is seeking to better understand the problem.
Throughout the month of April, FFLC is inviting the public to fill out a short, anonymous survey on its website (in English or Spanish), and it is encouraging Lane County residents to spread the word about the survey.
According to a study conducted by the Oregon Hunger Task Force in 2022, the state’s food insecurity rate — defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the limited or uncertain availability of nutritional foods, or the limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable food in socially acceptable ways — rose from 10.3 percent in 2019-2021 to 11.5 percent in 2022.
By Dan Buckwalter, Eugene Weekly