Willamalane collected 1,000 pounds of food donations
Willamalane Park and Recreation District collected 1,000 pounds of canned food donations at its annual Children’s Celebration event on Saturday, Aug. 7. Donated food benefited Willamalane’s new Waste to Taste Food Hub.
The new Waste to Taste Food Hub opened in July 2021 at Willamalane Adult Activity Center. The food hub was developed in partnership with Escudo Latino, El Centro Cares, Springfield Alliance for Equity and Respect (SAfER), Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC), and Burrito Brigade specifically to address food insecurity and better address the needs of our community. Since July, the program has served 351 community members and has created a centralized food hub near downtown Springfield.
- Walk-in: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
- Appointment required: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m.
Willamalane Adult Activity Center is a wellness hub for adults in the Springfield community, providing services like Senior Meals, blood pressure checks, and foot care to local older adults. 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.