Alleviating Hunger This Holiday Season
This month, we are proud to support an organization working on hunger relief in our local community: FOOD For Lane County works with more than 150 agencies in and around Eugene, Ore., where our company is headquartered. Not only will we provide a financial contribution to help further their efforts this holiday season, but you can look for more content this month about the ways in which food insecurity can impact mental health and wellbeing. We encourage you to learn more and consider making a donation.
About Our Partner
The mission of FOOD For Lane County (FFLC) is to reduce hunger by engaging the community to create access to food. A nonprofit food bank dedicated to reducing hunger, FFLC accomplishes this by soliciting, collecting, rescuing, growing, preparing, and packaging food for distribution through a network of more than 150 partner agencies and distribution sites; through public awareness, education, and community advocacy, with programs designed to improve the ability of low-income individuals to maintain an adequate supply of wholesome, nutritious food. They serve a diverse population of people living on limited incomes, including children, families, seniors, and single adults.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Food Security
According to The New York Times, nearly one in eight households doesn’t have enough to eat, and those who are most at risk of being economically impacted due to the pandemic are also most at risk of contracting the virus. The majority of low-wage jobs cannot be performed at home, so those workers are either experiencing lost wages or continuing to work. In this year of unprecedented economic hardships, Feeding America estimates that the number of people who are food insecure could rise to more than 50 million, including 17 million children. That’s why we’re proud to support organizations working on the ground to help bridge the hunger gap and keep people fed.