EAG Newsletter 1-11-2021

By Sara Ferris

EUGENE AREA GLEANERS NEWS 1-11-2021

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AT THE DROP SITES

Wear your mask and use the hand sanitizer provided when visiting a drop site. Take only what you need, and only one sweet item per family. Also be sure to note what you take on the sign-out sheet.

Check to make sure the refrigerator/freezer and the bread shed doors are closed securely.

Springfield: 2445 Laralee St.

Eugene: 1242 Garfield St.

South Eugene: 2830 Potter

 1242 Garfield: New Oroweat delivery from Saturday and still plenty of Bread Stop, WinCo, and sweet bread from My Mother’s Kitchen. Also veggies and bananas! Fridge is located in the carport, behind the fence.

2445 Laralee: Some Oroweat as well as Bread Stop and WinCo baked goods.

Thanks to Barbara DiJeannene and Ly Le for keeping 2445 Laralee and 1242 Garfield stocked with grains. Also thanks to Kathy Ann for distributing in Creswell.

DROP SITE NEEDS

Paper lunch bags needed to package bagels for Lox, Stock, and Bagels. If you can help, please leave your package at 1242 Garfield and note that in the comments on this post:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2758255217761407/

All food items must be 6 inches or more off the ground, so we are looking for 1 x 6 boards to create a platform for the veggie bins at the drop sites.  If you can help out, comment here or email Marie Summers eugeneareagleanders@gmail.com.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2748412878745641/

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Here’s a fun approach to using up extra vegetables and getting the kids involved in meal planning:

https://healthyfamilyproject.com/build-your-own-veggie-soup/

Handy guide to baking substitutions:

https://www.facebook.com/ILovePositiveWorld/posts/2680907162172316

Crane Creek Ranch giveaway—see the Facebook post for a chance to win a boneless leg of lamb roast or pair of lamb shanks. Winner must live in Roseburg or Eugene area:

https://www.facebook.com/cranecreekranch1/posts/3850601744990266

Burundi farmer uses ash to preserve tomatoes:

https://wire.farmradio.fm/farmer-stories/burundi-farmer-finds-new-technique-for-preserving-tomatoes/

HELP A GLEANER

Bonnie Williams and family are good on food for now, but a GoFundMe to help with funeral expenses is still open (and getting very close to the goal!):

gf.me/u/y5pk2i

GARDENING GUIDE

Oregon Extension Service tells you what you should be doing in January:

https://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/techniques/january-garden-calendar

And here’s a guide to flowers the bees like:

https://www.ecowatch.com/save-the-bees-2644977563.html

FUNDRAISING

Fred Meyer. If you have a Fred Meyer Rewards Card, you can designate a percentage of every purchase you make to the Eugene Area Gleaners. Go to 

https://www.fredmeyer.com/i/community/community-rewards

 New users will need to create an account, which requires some basic information, a valid email address, and a Rewards Card.

 If you don’t have a Rewards Card, you can get one at the customer service desk at any Fred Meyer. Once logged into your Fred Meyer account, search for Eugene Area Gleaners either by name or LF227 and then click Enroll.

Amazon Smile. If you use Amazon, check your settings to make sure qualifying purchases are counted toward donations to the Gleaners. In the Accounts & Lists tab on your Amazon page, select Your AmazonSmile, search for Eugene Area Gleaners, and add it as your Smile charity. Then when you shop on Amazon, go to smile.amazon.com. Or use this link to automatically credit the Gleaners:

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-2956914

BottleDrop Blue Bags.  Blue Bags are available at the Springfield and Eugene drop sites: 2445 Laralee and 1242 Garfield. When you’ve filled it with returnable bottles and cans, bring it back to the drop site. You can also donate money to the Gleaners from a regular green bag account.

Gleaner Stickers. Funds go toward building a gleaner barn at 1070 Linda Lane. The 2” x 6” stickers are $1.50 each, including the cost of a stamp to mail it to you. Buy your stickers here:

https://eugeneareagleaners.com/product/eag-bumper-sticker/