The Love Project
A FOOD for Lane County Partner. An equal opportunity provider. Enter from the parking lot behind the Fern Ridge Service Center.
A family in need can get a free box up to 16 times per year. Families must reside in the Fern Ridge School District or have arranged a transfer from another district.
Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10-11:30 and 12:30-2
Volunteers work Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Contact Corinne at 541.935.4555 x104.
The Love Project helped 12,302 individuals in 2015, resulting in the distribution of 3,532 food boxes. Approx 160,000 lbs of food were given out at a value of approx $35 per box.
Monetary donations and food accepted. We are always looking for fresh produce! We can also accept other fresh food and wrapped/packaged food.
SCAN Program at Rays – did you know you can make a quick and convenient donation by having a cashier at Rays scan in a bar code? Next time you’re shopping at Rays, ask about their donation program!
Senior Meals at the Service Center
(Senior meals are available M-F through either Mid Lane Cares or LCOG’s Cafe 60)
Mid Lane Cares
Mid Lane Cares offers hot lunches for seniors on Tues/Thursdays at noon. The cost is $3.50
LCOG Senior Meals Program
LCOG’s Cafe 60 is open on M/W/F. It is open from 8-1pm, lunch is served at 11:30. Open to anyone 60 years or older. Suggested donation price is $3.00. No reservation is necessary. A complete nutritionally balanced meal is served. You have a choice between two main dishes each day. Each meal provides at least a third of the daily nutritional requirements. Diet substitutions are available for those watching calories or carbohydrates.
Senior Meals on Wheels
LCOG’s Meals on Wheels volunteers in 3 Lane County Communities (including Fern Ridge) delivering lunches and providing safety checks for their home-bound older neighbors. Serving adults 60 and older, and their spouses, Meals on Wheels is committed to reaching any one in need regardless of their income. For more info, contact Sharon at Senior Connections, 541.935.2262
Fern Ridge Gleaners
Collects and distributes food gathered from local farms and food banks. Meets on 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month at the Veneta Community Center, across the parking lot from the Community Pool. For more info, contact Diana Waggoner, 541.935.5466