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FLORENCE FOOD SHARE

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Florence Food Share has several volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Whether it’s working in the garden, helping out in our pantry, volunteering during a fundraiser or food drive, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

Volunteer hours served in 2018.

lbs of food distributed in 2018

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All profits towards hunger relief

How You Can Help

FLORENCE FOOD PROJECT
Have you seen our green bags around town? Right now, many local area churches are participating in The Florence Food Project.
Volunteer
Florence Food Share is blessed to have the help of the most dedicated long term volunteers, who give of their time selflessly, every day, week after week.
Donate
Each dollar you donate allows us to access and distribute approximately 35 pounds of food when we order that food from our supervising agency, Food for Lane County.
ESTATE GIVING
There are a number of ways you can help Food Share on an ongoing basis with your giving. You can continue a personal legacy by giving a portion of your estate to Food Share.

Our Mission

To elleviate hunger in Western Lane County.

Who we are

Florence Food Share is a private, non-profit, emergency food box pantry. Our mission is to alleviate hunger in Western Lane County, Oregon.

We provide emergency food, free of charge, to low income, disabled, senior, unemployed and underemployed individuals and households in the areas of Florence and the Dunes City/Westlake areas of coastal Oregon.

Most Needed Items

  • CANNED SOUP
  • CANNED TOMATOES
  • SPAGHETTI SAUCE
  • ​CANNED FRUIT
  • CANNED MEAT PRODUCTS (stew, chili, etc.)
  • MILK
  • MAC-N-CHEESE
  • HAMBURGER HELPER

145,000 Meals a Day Makes an Impact

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Florence Food Share Garden

A dedicated group of volunteers lead by our accomplished head gardener, and board member, Bart Mealer, regularly works in our garden, planting, weeding, composting, and harvesting fresh vegetables and herbs, all of which is distributed to our clients.  Begun in 1994, our garden started out with just a few raised beds.  Over the following years, the garden gradually grew into the current 15,000 square feet and 52 raised garden beds that we now work with. We love our garden!

In 2011, we introduced a water catchment system, which holds 10,000 gallons of rainwater and helps us save on water costs with the City. That same year, Food Share harvested 2,600 pounds of produce.  In 2012, we erected our first High Tunnel greenhouse, which allows us to grow vegetables nearly year round.  With the help of this greenhouse, we harvested 6,000 pounds of produce in 2012.  Every year our production continues to increase, and in 2013, we harvested over 9,000 pounds of fresh vegetables! In May of 2014, we erected our second High Tunnel greenhouse.  With the addition of this second greenhouse, we harvested over 10,000 pounds of produce in 2015, and just under 10,000 in 2016. In 2017, we installed our 5th 2,500 gallon water catchment tank, bringing our total water catchment capacity to 12,500 gallons.A dedicated group of volunteers lead by our accomplished head gardener, and board member, Bart Mealer, regularly works in our garden, planting, weeding, composting, and harvesting fresh vegetables and herbs, all of which is distributed to our clients. Begun in 1994, our garden started out with just a few raised beds. Over the following years, the garden gradually grew into the current 15,000 square feet and 52 raised garden beds that we now work with. We love our garden!

In 2011, we introduced a water catchment system, which holds 10,000 gallons of rainwater and helps us save on water costs with the City. That same year, Food Share harvested 2,600 pounds of produce. In 2012, we erected our first High Tunnel greenhouse, which allows us to grow vegetables nearly year round. With the help of this greenhouse, we harvested 6,000 pounds of produce in 2012. Every year our production continues to increase, and in 2013, we harvested over 9,000 pounds of fresh vegetables! In May of 2014, we erected our second High Tunnel greenhouse. With the addition of this second greenhouse, we harvested over 10,000 pounds of produce in 2015, and just under 10,000 in 2016. In 2017, we installed our 5th 2,500 gallon water catchment tank, bringing our total water catchment capacity to 12,500 gallons.

Community Partners

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Food Backpacks for Kids

The mission of the Food Backpack for Kids backpack program is: “Together, no child will go hungry.” Food Backpack for Kids short-term purpose is to provide ready to eat, pre-packaged meals to children at risk for hunger on weekends during the school year. Their long-term purpose is to reap the benefits of these young people as adults giving of themselves back to our community, state, and country.

Siuslaw Outreach Services

Siuslaw Outreach Services (SOS) is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization started in 1986. SOS provides a wide variety of free services in the Florence and west Lane County area. Their mission is to assist individuals and families to lead safe, dignified, and secure lives.

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