EAG Newsletter 1-25-2021

By Sara Ferris

EUGENE AREA GLEANERS NEWS 1-25-2021

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HELP A GLEANER

Former River Road drop-site hostess Annika Parrott smashed her ankle and is stuck in a boot. She broke it so spectacularly she’s going to need surgery.

She is open to us bringing her “all the food,” but no peanuts because she is allergic. You can also choose to donate money for Grubhub instead.

https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/d1m5k4

NEW JUNCTION CITY DROP SITE

Gleaner Carrol Cass is hosting a Junction City drop site at:

93953 Pitney Lane

The bread is on the back porch on metal shelves. Carrol puts it away around 8:30 pm, but there’s no light on the back porch so bring your own if you need to come after dark. The site has bread and organic corn flour.

Volunteers are needed to print flyers for the site, transport bread and other items, and clean up. Email eugeneareagleaners@gmail.com if you can help.

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.

Also please return grain jars and lids to the drop sites when empty so they can be refilled.

NEW! Junction City: 93953 Pitney Lane

Springfield: 2445 Laralee St.

Eugene: 1242 Garfield St.

South Eugene: 2830 Potter

Thanks to our regular donors WinCo, The Bread Stop, Orowheat, and Lox, Stock, and Bagels. The sites also received these donations last week:

  • Organic corn flour (thank you Toña Aguilar and everyone who helped package and deliver the flour to the drop sites)

  • Peeled organic lemons (thanks to Maureen Griffin and all the transporters)

  • Sweet bread slices from My Mother’s Kitchen (Thanks to Janet Schwier for packaging and delivering)

  • Sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes—thanks to Misha Fuller for digging them up and to Holly Johnson for delivering)

1242 Garfield: Signout sheet is in the shed. Bread and other baked goods are stored  in the shed, along with grains and other dried and nonperishable goods. The fridge is located in the carport, behind the fence (veggies are also stored in the carport). The fridge holds deli items, milk, bagged bagels, and sweet bread slices.

2445 Laralee: Shelves and refrigerator are to the left of the garage.

2830 Potter: Look in the little cabinet by the front door.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

The 2021 lottery for Eugene community garden plots is now open. Complete the request form by February 15th to receive a plot assignment. If there are more applications than plots available, plot assignment is decided by a lottery. You will be notified by March 1st if you are assigned a plot. Low-income gardeners can submit a scholarship application (coming soon) to receive a plot fee discount.

https://www.eugene-or.gov/496/Community-Gardens

Registration is also open for plots at the Thurston community garden in Springfield. Plots are first-come, first-serve, with option for returning plot holders to keep their space as long as they register by Feb. 22: https://www.thurstoncommunitygarden.org/

Application form here: https://9476acb9-f406-4dca-a00e-3a0cc4cebb8b.filesusr.com/ugd/1d31b8_226977d62fbd4b37b746f01d125da792.pdf

If you’re looking to buy or sell Girl Scout Cookies, check this Facebook thread for links to digital cookie sites:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2775412922712303/

Mia Dean shared this shot of her bread pudding made from donated bread from her freezer. It’s topped with yogurt, berries, and honey!

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 eugeneareagleaners@gmail.com.

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

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/

CONNECTION OPTIONS

If you are taking a temporary or permanent break from Facebook, be sure to join the email list to receive notifications about gleans, drops, and other news. To join the list, email: eugeneareagleaners@gmail.com