Survey to assess food insecurity

Throughout the month of April, FOOD for Lane County is asking Lane County residents to participate in a survey about hunger. FFLC and our partners track the number of people who access food assistance, but these numbers don’t tell the stories about why people need help with food, or what we could be doing better to feed our neighbors.

Please help us fight hunger by completing this short survey! It’s only 25 questions and should take about 10 minutes.

ALL survey responses are anonymous!

If you would like to participate in the gift card drawing you will be redirected to a new page upon completion of the survey.

Durante el mes de abril, FOOD for Lane County estará solicitando la ayuda de todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad para hacer esta encuesta que tiene que ver con el tema del hambre. FFLC, así como todas las organizaciones que colaboran con nosotros, lleva un registro de la cantidad de personas que solicitan ayuda para obtener alimentos, pero estos números no nos dicen porqué las personas necesitan esta ayuda, ni tampoco nos dicen qué más podríamos hacer para que estas personas tengan más acceso a los alimentos.

¡TODAS sus respuestas son anónimas! Si quiere participar en una rifa para recibir una tarjeta de regalo, lo mandaremos a otra página web una vez que termine la encuesta.

¡Le agradecemos mucho su tiempo! La información que nos de será de gran ayuda para poder colaborar más y mejor con nuestra comunidad.


For more information contact:

Carrie Copeland (she, hers)

Education and Programs Director

FOOD for Lane County

Office:  (541) 343-2822 x144 | Cell:  (541) 729-1698


Community Safety Comment Opportunities

Act Now to Influence the Community Safety Initiative

Eugene City Council wants to hear from you about community safety needs. They need to finalize funding priorities for the Community Safety Payroll Tax, which became effective January 1, 2021. Here’s how to comment on the Community Safety Initiative:

  • Two virtual public listening sessions are scheduled for 12:00-2:00 pm, Wednesday, March 24th and 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, March 30th.  Both meetings can be accessed at this link, and require the passcode CSI-2021. Both will be recorded and available for future viewing.
  • Online English language survey (open through March 31)
  • Online Spanish language survey (open through April 5)

A report will go to City Council in May on all the input received.  

Don’t miss this chance to influence the initiative!


Public Hearing: Delta Ridge New Development

Evergreen Housing is seeking approval to add up to 626 additional units at Delta Ridge, located west of N Delta Hwy and north of Ayres Rd. The public hearing combines three applications: Tentative Planned Unit Development, Adjustment Review, and Willamette Greenway Permit. The hearing is conducted by a Hearings Official, a land-use attorney from outside the Eugene area, who will make the decision about whether to approve the application. Anyone interested can submit written comments in advance and/or testify at the virtual hearing.

  • To join the zoom meeting:
  • Or call: 833 548 0276, 833 548 0282, or 877 853 5257 and use Meeting ID 952 3534 7161
  • To submit a written statement to the Hearings Official: email it to Rodney Bohner, Associate Planner,
  • To see all the documents and site plans: full application

Some specifics of the application:

  • The application is filed as “needed housing,” which streamlines the process. Accordingly, Evergreen will not be required to submit a Traffic Impact Analysis.
  • The total site is 69 acres. 56 acres will be developed, leaving a 13 acre strip along the Willamette that’s in the Floodway Boundary and outside of the City’s Urban Growth Boundary. 
  • It will be a two-phased, multi-year project.
  • It will eventually include a mix of building types: apartment flats, single story cottages, and two-story duplex townhomes.
  • The only trees that will be preserved are those within the Floodway Boundary.
  • They are requesting a number of adjustments, meaning minor relaxations of City code. They include adjustments to: street frontage, building orientation, maximum building dimensions, window percentage, block structure, maximum size of parking courts, bicycle parking, and pedestrian circulation.

Questions? Email them to Rodney Bohner, Associate Planner,


Wildfire Information Sources

Official information sources for  wildfires

Sign up for AlertSense, Lane County’s emergency alert system. It allows fire, police, and other emergency response agencies to issue alerts to residents in the event of severe weather, fire, flooding, hazardous materials, need for immediate evacuation, civil danger, local area emergencies, and missing persons. 

For information

on protecting your home, go to

The National Fire Prevention Association,


Egan Warming Center Needs Volunteers

Egan Warming Centers need volunteers

The Egan Warming Center operates during cold weather months, November 15 to March 31 to ensure that people who have lost their housing have emergency shelter access during extreme cold weather. The Egan Warming Center is a coalition of community members representing service providers, nonprofits, faith and social activists communities and local government.

Anyone interested is encouraged to join us in one of our upcoming Zoom or in-person orientations.

You’ll hear about the program, how it works, what volunteers do, what our COVID safety protocols are, and what it’s like helping in an emergency winter shelter. There are no obligations or long term commitments. Come see what Egan is all about!

Egan Warming Center Orientations Please email us at to RSVP and get a link to a training.


Become a Blood Donor

Ways you can help


Bloodworks NW provides 100% of the blood to Lane County.  Due to COVID-19, we have had to suspend all of our mobile drives (which means of 60% of our blood collections).

While we have established Pop-Up Donor Centers, we are not seeing the recovery of the 60% loss in blood collection. Additionally, hospital usage has increased by 20%!!

Click here to find a pop-up donor site:


Food Drive Success

NeN’s Food Drive Saturday, Feb. 13, noon-4pm


Northeast Neighbors held a food drive on Saturday, February 13, at Harvest Community Church. Nine of our neighbors staffed the site and received the donations from 140 of our neighbors. We easily filled the four barrels we were allotted by Food for Lane County and filled the hallways of the church’s school with the donations.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, millions of Americans worry about nearly empty refrigerators and barren cupboards for their children and themselves. In Lane County, the need for food security has greatly increased and those people without jobs and folks affected by the Holiday Farm Fire depend more on food pantries. Our drive was part of a larger effort with neighborhoods all across the city gathering canned food for Food For Lane County.

If you would like to make a credit card donation, click here:

Neighborhood volunteers ran the event. We are very grateful to Jackie Booth, Steve Robinson, Nancy Johnson, Rick Alderson, Mary Hogan, Nancy Scott, NeN Board members Kirstin London and Anne Millhollen, Board Chairman Kevin Reed, and Julie Ulm at the Harvest Community Church for making the day possible. And

Thank you to all our neighbors who donated!