One of the best of many fantastic services provided by Food for Lane County is the summer lunch program in our local parks. Kids playing in the park can stop by for a free lunch weekdays from 12- 1. The money is earmarked for children, so accompanying adults will need to bring their own meal. You can find a list of sites in Eugene, Springfield, and other Lane County areas on FFLC’s website. Most sites opened June 15, but Eugene, Bethel, Veneta, Florence and Mapleton sites open June 22. I noticed a few of the sites also serve breakfast. Please note that all children are welcome, not just low-income kids. The more meals they serve, the more money the program receives.
You can read a story about this program in the R-G here.
For local, low-income readers: Interested in receiving a free food box or shopping at the food pantries? Learn how to get help in several ways by checking out the resources FFLC provides here.