Become a volunteer!

Volunteers are integral to this program. Volunteer involvements include:

  • Prepare quick and healthy Food Hero recipes, share samples and provide nutrition education at FOOD for Lane County emergency food pantries.
  • Prepare the ingredients for recipe food boxes and organize items for supply boxes.
  • Help with programming and organizational tasks.

Volunteers who provide nutrition education attend a training at OSU Extension Service in Eugene, shadow an experienced volunteer at a few pantries, and then pick a pantry to begin volunteering at regularly (see map for a list of the FOOD for Lane County pantries we serve).

Oregon driver’s license and use of own car required; mileage is not reimbursed. Oregon Food Handler Card is required; cost of exam is paid for if not already certified.  

Contact Dana Johnson at 541-344-0249 to learn more and sign up. We look forward to meeting you!

Did you know?

  • each month 45 volunteers provide food education to about 1,700 pantry clients at 29 (almost 30) different food pantries around Lane County on 39 separate occasions?
  • 4 food packers prepare and pack the ingredients for Food Hero’s recipe of the month?
  • 3 box packers put together boxes filled with materials for the food educator volunteers?
  • 2 administrative assistants volunteer their time that keeps the program moving?

This picture makes up the largest OSU Extension Service SNAP-Ed Food Pantry Project in the State!

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