EAG Newsletter 3-22-2021




It’s not too late to request Spring Baskets (Easter Baskets, Bunny Baskets, etc.):



Last year we made and delivered 49 Spring Bunny Baskets to Gleaner kids. Can we do more this year? With your help, you bet we can! Here is a wish list for ideas: 


Check here for updates and for drop-off information:


As always you can contribute via PayPal at: [email protected]

Delivery Bunny volunteers are needed for Saturday, April 3 and Sunday, April 4 (bunny ears optional!).



Julia McAloon is the point person for the EAG info booth, which may soon be back in action as live events creep back on to the calendar. If you see an event that might be a good fit for the gleaners, please send details to Julia. We also need volunteers to staff the booth and create and print graphics for display. Julia is also happy to train anyone who wants to run the booth. 





IMPORTANT: For our tax records, please make sure you are signing out what you take! And please be specific—write 2 sliced, 1 buns, 1 bag bagels, etc., rather than just “bread.”

Garfield bread barn will be locked between 8 pm and 8 am daily.

Please 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 (be specific) 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


Groundworks Organic veggies this week include greens, raab, lettuce, and onions. Please wear your mask and use the hand sanitizer before touching the produce.  


Drop sites also have sliced loaves, sweets, buns, and bagels from regular donors Orowheat, Bread Stop, Winco, and Lox, Stock, and Bagels. Sweet bread ends from My Mother’s Kitchen are in the fridge. Gluten-free goods from Elegant Elephant are in the coolers marked gluten free. There may be also some peeled organic lemons left. 

NOTE: This week there won’t be any LSB bagels on Tuesday and Wednesday.


The last of the whole corn, and many containers of red and white wheat dropped today at Garfield.


1242 Garfield: Breads, grains (lots of red and white wheat, and the last of the dried corn), beans, crackers, and baby food are in the barn. Sweets are in the carport, along with veggies. The fridge, also in the carport, has greens, milk, and some deli items. 

Signout sheet is in the shed on the second shelf at eye level. Please sign out what you take from the shed, fridge, and carport area. Masks are available at the barn if you forget yours.

2445 Laralee: Shelves and refrigerator are to the left of the garage. Check the fridge for bananas, milk, and other perishables (please be sure to close the door so they don’t thaw).

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

93953 Pitney Lane: Bread and other items are on the back porch on metal shelves, along with veggies as available. 

NEW! 845 25th Place, Springfield. Currently, you can pick up grains, beans, and dry goods, including TVP, pinto beans, soy beans, white wheat, veggie stew, and beef bouillon. 



Ly Le is selling luffa seeds ($3 for 10 seeds). It’s not too late to start them indoors. Keep them inside for 4-6 weeks before going outside (cover at night once they’re outside). They like heat and full sun. Send money to Eugene Area Gleaners Pay Pal, take a screen shot, and arrange pickup:



As of today we have raised over $375 for EAG by using the Bottle Drop Blue Bags! 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. 



Instead of keeping a list of who wants empty plastic buckets, Rosemary Booble will just leave them at the drop sites and post about their availability. If you need a large number of a specific size bucket, feel free to contact her




Thanks to Vanessa Salvia for creating a photo identification chart of the greens that we get from Groundworks Organics. It is zip tied to the top of the left bin in the carports of both Garfield and Laralee. One will also be at the Junction City site soon. Look for it if you need help deciding what to take or how to cook it!



Here are some gleaner ideas for the pulp left over once you squeeze the organic peeled lemons:




Eugene 4J has spring break food boxes available today and tomorrow (while supplies last). Pick up behind 4J district office, 200 N Monroe, between 11 AM–5 PM. Meal boxes have fixings for a week of meals, including fresh fruit, vegetables, milk. Vegetarian, no-gluten, soy milk options while supplies last.


Stevie Miller is selling grass fed and grain finished hamburger (not organic certified) in 1 or 2 pound packages for $3/pound. 


Soup bones are $1/pound, and heart, liver, and kidneys $2/pound.



Free horse camp for BiPOC youth



Eugene Public Library is offering free Baby Bags for children 2 and under. Drop by any Eugene Public Library location to get a tote filled with a colorful bilingual board book, plush puppet, musical toy, and more, while supplies last. Help your little one develop crucial early literacy skills in fun, easy ways. As the slogan says, “Babies need words every day: talk, read, sing, play!”



Used canning lids and rings, both small and wide mouth, are needed for distribution of grains and dried foods. You can leave at the Garfield drop site, along with empty jars. Please hold off on dropping plastic containers for the grain project—there are currently plenty on hand.


Paper lunch bags are 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:



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 [email protected].




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 


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.


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:



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:




To help you find what you need, below are the various Facebook groups associated with the Eugene Area Gleaners. 

Eugene Area Gleaners main group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners

Eugene Area Gleaners public page: https://www.facebook.com/EugeneAreaGleaners

EAG Board of Directors: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eagbod/

EAG Drop-Site Hosts & Transporters: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eagdropsite/

EAG Glean Leaders: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eaggls

EAG Butcher’s Block: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eagmeat/

EAG BST & Traveling Boxes: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugspf4free

EAG Auction Planning: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eagauction

EAG Fundraising Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/163647294468495

EAG Grant Writing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/eaggrants



The Butcher’s Block Facebook group is a resource page for members of EAG to post pictures of meat gleans and hunting expeditions, and discuss butchering processes.

We may cross-post meat deals and gleans here to reach a targeted audience, but they can still be found in the main Facebook and email groups.