In addition to producing 10,000 meals per month, on average, the Eugene Service Station’s commercial kitchen serves as the lab for Food Services, a training program offered by St. Vincent de Paul’s Vocational Rehabilitation program. The pilot class has commenced, and member Craig Ashcraft has joined the kitchen staff at Fox Hollow Residential Center.
The compassion of the Lane County community for homeless families was evident Nov. 5 at the Hilton Eugene as a full house of 400 seized A Moment In Time (AMIT) to help St. Vincent de Paul’s First Place Family Center. In 2013 First Place helped 543 families, many with a single parent or grandparent raising children under most challenging circumstances.
This Thanksgiving morn, don your athletic gear/persona and help feed low-income families. Do the Turkey Trot, meaning your choice of a 2-mile walk, a 4-mile run, or the ever-popular kids’ Gobbler Gallop. It all takes place behind Valley River Center to benefit FOOD for Lane County and St. Vincent de Paul’s Holiday Food Box Program.
Thousands of low-income families in Eugene-Springfield receive holiday food boxes through St. Vincent de Paul and its volunteer conferences, and this year will be no exception. Each household gets a turkey or ham plus olives, cranberries, stuffing and all the fixings for a nourishing, yummy meal. This effort relies on a generous community. Here's how you can help:
Nearly 40 “Work The Problem” At Cascade Alliance Event
Waste-based enterprises dot the national landscape since the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation partnered with St. Vincent de Paul to promote re-use and recycling as a means of creating sustainable jobs. They are united as Cascade Alliance, a network dedicated to creating jobs and access to health care, decreasing nonprofit reliance upon grants and donations by teaching revenue-producing strategies, and promoting environmental stewardship through reuse and recycling.