EAG Newsletter 5-17-2021

EUGENE AREA GLEANERS NEWS 5-17-2021

 

REMINDER: Please continue to wear masks and use hand sanitizer when you are at the drop sites, picking up donations, and during gleans. 

 

 

GLEANER GARAGE SALE

Huge thanks to everyone who pitched in to make the garage sale a success! We raised more than $1,400 to fund bread sheds and other enhancements to the drop sites!!

 

Sale in full swing!

Saturday morning setup

 

GLEANS

Be sure to watch the Facebook group and email list for scheduled gleans.

If you’re interested in being a glean leader, please contact Brandy Collier at eugeneareagleaners@gmail.com

 

NEW THURSTON DROP SITE!

Springfield now has a second drop site at 5972 Mt. Vernon Rd.

 

The site is back a bit from the road, and has a shared driveway, so please be respectful of the neighbor’s space when loading. You may want to back in if you have a bigger vehicle.

 

The site currently has bread and other items from Orowheat, and received some of the FFLC boxes on Thursday.

 

 

AT THE DROP SITES

IMPORTANT: Please wear your mask and use the hand sanitizer provided. 

Take only what you need, and only one sweet item per family. Please take only what has been posted as available on Facebook or the email list.

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

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.

 

Sites are open for visits from dawn to dusk, unless noted below:

NEW! Thurston (Springfield): 5972 Mt. Vernon

 

Springfield: 2445 Laralee St., 7 am to 9 pm
Shelves and refrigerator are to the left of the garage. 

 

Eugene: 1242 Garfield St., 8 am to 8 pm (bread barn is locked after 8)

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.

 

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

 

Junction City: 93963 Pitney Lane

Bread and other items are on the back porch in the two cupboards and the refrigerator. There’s currently a variety of bread, rice, beans, stash tea, and items from the FFLC food boxes. 

 

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. 

 

Delivered this past week:

Thanks to Elizabeth Lehman for dropping off so many chicken and duck eggs at Laralee.

 

Thanks too to everyone who transported Food for Lane County boxes on Thursday. They went to the regular sites as well as to pickup spots in Creswell and Veneta.

 

Assorted snacks were delivered to Garfield and Laralee—chocolate, bread and cake mix, some bacon, dog treats, and more. Bread rolls and pies from Elegant Elephant are in the coolers labeled Gluten Free.

 

Drop sites also have sliced loaves, sweets, buns, and bagels from regular donors Bread Stop, Orowheat, Winco, and Lox, Stocks, and Bagels. Sweet bread ends from My Mother’s Kitchen are in the fridge at Garfield (one bag per family), along with deli items. 

Also check the shelves for assorted grains and beans. There’s still a lot of long grain white rice as well as pinto beans, black beans, wheat berries, and more (thanks to Ly Le and Barbara DiJeannine for keeping the grain shelves stocked!).

 

Bottle Drop 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 or deliver directly to a nearby Bottle Drop. 

Thank you to the Drop Site Clean Team for keeping everything clean and organized!

 

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

 

Tammie Valdez posted the 2021 Lane County Fair Book, which you can find here:

https://www.atthefair.com/creative-exhibits

 

Tammie is the new Baking and Candy Coordinator and encourages everyone to enter your creations. There are fun contests for all ages in the baking part, especially for kids. 

 

 

Kayty Nesbit hosts a free plant trade off her porch at 778 Polk St 9purple house). Feel free to take anything on the stairs!

 

Also watch the Facebook group if you are looking for plant starts, as people are often posting to trade or give away their extras.

 

 

ONGOING DROP SITE NEEDS 

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.

 

Unused paper lunch bags and plastic bread 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:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2830380107215584/

 

Cabinets with doors that shut are needed at the drop sites to keep the critters out:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2851481385105456

 

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

 

Help raise funds and represent the gleaners with this 2” x 6” sticker! Stickers are $1.50 each, including the cost of a stamp to mail it to you. Order here:z

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

If you would like to donate a sticker to another gleaner unable to buy one, you can do so below—write “donation” in the comment section. If you cannot afford a sticker but would like one, request one below (all donation stickers are sent out as they are provided by generous members of our community):

https://forms.gle/ufARZrwjbzfs6okx7

 

 

ABOUT 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

 

SPOTLIGHT ON BUTCHER’S BLOCK 

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.

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eagmeat