Food Access Programs

Springfield has new community food access programs! These programs were developed in partnership with Escudo Latino, El Centro Cares, SAfER, CALC, and Burrito Brigade specifically to address food insecurity and better address the needs of our community. Grant funds provided by the National Parks and Recreation Association made this program and community partnership possible. We are working with partners and community members to provide the most culturally responsive foods possible to best serve our community. 


The Waste to Taste Food Hub 

This food hub at Willamalane Adult Activity Center creates a centralized food hub near downtown Springfield and reduces food waste through redistribution of donated food. Willamalane Adult Activity Center is already a wellness hub for adults in the Springfield community. By working in collaboration with our partners Burrito Brigade and local grocery stores, bakeries, restaurants, farms, and home growers, the program rescues food that would otherwise go in a landfill, turning wasted food into a free grocery store for the community. 

No income verification or personal identification is required. 

Hours
Walk-in: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1-2:30 p.m.
Appointment required: Tuesdays and Thursdays: 4-6 p.m. Register here

For appointments and more information, call 541-736-4444


Little Free Pantries

Willamalane Adult Activity Center is partnering with Escudo Latino y, El Centro Cares, SAfER, CALC to install 10 new Little Free Pantries in Springfield. The project is expected to launch on September 18 with a community celebration.  More information is coming soon!


Food Transportation

Willamalane is also using existing transportation programs to further expand the Little Food Pantry Network by delivering and stocking pantries and providing food boxes to individuals who do not have access to transportation due to a disability. If you would like a food box delivered please fill out this form or Solicite una caja de comida entregada (en español).


Support This Program

Volunteer
Willamalane is seeking Food Hub volunteers to sort, stock, and be a host during food hub hours. Call 541-736-4444 to learn more.

Donate Food
Help your neighbors by donating food to fill the Food Hub and Little Free Pantries. Here is a pantry stock guide for culturally responsive food donation suggestions.

Donations are accepted at Willamalane Adult Activity Center on Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. We appreciate your generosity!

Attend an Event
Willamalane is also hosting food drives at our main summer events, Sounds Like Summer and Children’s Celebration. Admission to each event is a donation of one pre-packaged food item. 


More Food Resources

FOOD for Lane County: Offers hot meals at several sites. Identification is not required. Find a site.
Burrito Brigade: Maintains Little Free Pantries throughout Springfield and Eugene. Find a pantry.
CARES Center: Food pantry site open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-6 p.m., and Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Located at 4181 E Street in Springfield.
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