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  • Backup Power for Food For Lane County

    April 29, 2014

    Food for Lane County installed a backup generator at the end of April. The Eugene warehouse stores about a half million pounds of food -- about half of it is perishable. The generator will prevent food loss and spoilage in the event of a power outage.

    The massive $178 thousand dollar generator was paid for by donations and grants, including the Michael D. Horowitz Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. Horowitz, a local school teacher, established the fund to provide food, shelter and clothing to the needy and homeless in Eugene and Springfield.

  • South Lincoln County News: A community FEAST

    April 6, 2011

    Organizing event focuses on Lincoln County Food System

    Finding ways to put nutritious food on everyone's table by fully utilizing the local food system was the underlying premise of a Saturday workshop at Oregon Coast Community College in South Beach.

  • The Oregonian: Clackamas County food pantry volunteer: People 'like me' are asking for aid

    May 22, 2010

    There are a "whole lot of people" who visit the Clackamas Service Center "who are like me," said volunteer Anne Stevens. 

    She lost her job in 2008, her unemployment benefits have ended, her husband's wages were reduced by $2 an hour plus he had several furlough days, leaving them with $200 in monthly income after they pay their mortgage, Stevens said.

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