Food Security Resources from the Student Sustainability Center

Dear Students,

The following information has been provdied by the Student Sustainability Center. If you have any questions, please contact them at 541-346-8321 or foodsecurity@uoregon.edu.

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Basic Needs

Any student who has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food to eat every day, or who lacks a safe and stable place to live and believes this may affect their performance in the course is urged to contact the Dean of Students Office (346-3216, 164 Oregon Hall, https://dos.uoregon.edu) for support.

This UO webpage includes resources for food, housing, healthcare, childcare, transportation, technology, finances, and legal support: https://blogs.uoregon.edu/basicneeds/

Food Resources

This UO webpage links to food resources specifically:  https://blogs.uoregon.edu/basicneeds/food/

Feed the Flock – Services for Students Facing Food Insecurity

The following is a list of services and programs that offer free food, meals, and support for accessing resources. Their availability and operation remain fluid and subject to change without notice. We are working to ensure that students facing food insecurity have multiple avenues of support.

 

The Student Sustainability Center (@uo_ssc) will try to aggregate changes and information for all programs via facebook and Instagram. For food security specific resources, follow @feedtheflockuo. Please follow for the most up to date information regarding program changes.

 

  • ECM Student Food Pantry – Open 4-6pm Wednesdays and Thursdays. 710 E. 17th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401. Check the Student Food Pantry facebook for updates including the possible addition of Saturday hours.
  • Produce Drops – Free, fresh produce for students every Tuesday of the month from 3-5pm during the academic term (ie, not during Winter Break). Produce Drops take place in the EMU amphitheater rain or shine.
  • SNAP Enrollment – for help, the Student Sustainability Center and the Duck Nest are working to ensure continuity in SNAP enrollment help. SNAP enrollment drop-in hours with the Duck Nest are posted on the Duck Nest Instagram (@uo_ducknest). The SSC also has SNAP drop-in hours which are updated on their Instagram (@feedtheflockuo). Please follow the Duck Nest and the Student Sustainability Center on social media to stay up to date.
  • Ducks Feeding Ducks – Emergency meal dollars will remain available and can be used wherever Duck Bucks are accepted. To qualify, students must not have more than $4 in their Duck Bucks account and may not have used the program already this term. Additional funds can be received upon meeting with the Dean of Students office.
  • Hearth to Table Meals – Free community meals and meal preparation with professional Chef. Hearth to Table will not hold meals during finals week or Winter Break. Starting week 1, kitchen teams will be reduced to 4 people. Student volunteers must sign up in advance by emailing sisterclare@welcometocentral.net. Communal meals will continue being served with increased distance between tables and only 4 seats at each table. Total number of diners will be capped at 32. Meals are served 6:30 pm to any student for free. Check Hearth & Table facebook and Instagram for updates. Check the @feedtheflockuo Instagram for Hearth and Table updates
  • Additional Resources via FOOD for Lane County:
    • Free Produce and Groceries
      • Call FOOD for Lane County at 541.343.2822 to find out which location best serves you.
    • Hot meals
      • The Dining Room – 270 W 8th Ave; passing out to-go meals; M-Th 12-12:45pm
      • St. Vincent de Paul Service Station – 450 B Hwy 99 N; (18+ only); limited number of guests in the building, outdoor respite space available
      • Ebert Memorial Methodist Church – 532 C St. Springfield; passing out to-go meals Monday 8:30-10:30am & Tuesday/Thursday 8-11:15am
      • Eugene Catholic Worker – 5th and Washington; Weds-Sat 8:30am-9:30am; Tuesday-Thursday 4:30pm-5pm
      • Free People! – Lamb’s Cottage at Skinner’s Butte, Eugene; Saturday Breakfast 9:15-9:45am, Saturday dinner
      • Burrito Brigade – First Christian Church; 1143 Oak Street, Eugene; Sun 11am-2pm
      • First Christian Church – 1166 Oak Street, Eugene; Sun 7:45am-9:15am
      • Food Not Bombs – 10 E. Broadway, Eugene; Friday 3pm
    • Food Pantry: Daily Bread – 89780 N. Game Farm Road, Eugene; 2nd and 4th Thursday, 2-6pm
    • Double Up Food Bucks! – Receive up to $10 for fruits and vegetables with SNAP at farmer’s markets when you spend $10 on your SNAP card. Go to the token vendor, spend $10 and get an additional $10!

*All times and dates are subject to change. Please call Food for Lane County or check out their website for the most up to date information.