Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Winter Food Drive 2023

Give cash instead of cans – $1 provides 3 meals!

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In previous years, the JWN has participated in the annual Food for Lane County food drive with volunteers accepting donations of nonperishable food items at neighborhood locations. This required neighbors dropping off food, volunteers staffing the drop-off site, and FFLC staff picking up the donations.

Green Digital Food Drive

This year, the JWN is experimenting with a Green Digital Food Drive. So skip the trip, the traffic, the carbon, and the cans. Instead, make a check, cash, or online donation from the warm and dry comfort of your own home. Your tax-deductible donation goes much further to feeding those in need than canned or boxed food.

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Alternately, mail or drop off a check or cash here: Food for Lane County, Development Department, 770 Bailey Hill Road, Eugene, OR 97402. Include a note that your donation is for the “Jefferson Westside Neighbors Fundraiser.”

February JWN General Meeting

February 14, 6:30-8:30 (Zoom link forthcoming)

On the Agenda

  • Updates on Eugene Parks and Open Space (including Lincoln School Park remodel) with Emily Proudfoot, Principal Landscape Architect.
  • A Facilitated Neighborhood Discussion with Paul Boudin: Should We Try to Be Kind? Paul and Caroline Lundquist lead monthly discussions at the Eugene Library.The aim of this discussion is to delve below surface-level claims about kindness and think together about what kindness is, how it manifests, and if or why it matters personally and politically and within our neighborhood with all it challenges.