EUGENE, Ore. — The pandemic and the economic conditions from it have worsened the issue of food security for local families.
Getting help to those families has been the mission of the members of the Eugene Southtowne Rotary Club.
They were busy again Thursday boxing and delivering nearly 100 boxes of food to low income families.
Project managers say since the start of the pandemic they have delivered more than 650 boxes of food to those families.
"Now we are doing every 2 weeks—and right now we’re averaging around 95 boxes of deliveries, so we’ll probably hit before the kids are back in traditional schools, we’ll probably have delivered over 1,000 boxes of food," says club member Camille Ronzio.
The food for the program is purchased by the club and comes from Food for Lane County and other agencies.
Families in need are referred to the club by Head-Start and the Bethel School District.