EAG Newsletter 6-7-2021

EUGENE AREA GLEANERS NEWS 6-7-2021

 

MASK POLICY: Please continue to wear masks when you visit drop sites, pick up donations, and participate in gleans. 

 

CRUMBL FUNDRAISER

Today is the last day to order gift cards for a 4-pack of gourmet cookies for $14.00.

10% of proceeds will go to Eugene Area Gleaners. Shipping available for $2 per order.

Order here:

https://forms.gle/NnHA4WLrkq5jXmvy9

 

 

GLEANS

As more gleans appear on the calendar, please participate as you are able. If you don’t want or need what is gleaned, you can donate it to the group. 

Monday, June 7: Greens and more in Walterville (Organic Redneck)

Friday, June 11: Greens and more in Walterville (Organic Redneck)

 

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

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

 

GLEANER YARD SIGNS

Fresh Food Connect will print and send us yard signs with our logo printed on them—100 for $50. We have to buy the metal H-frames that go with them. Watch Facebook or the email group for details on how to request one. In the meantime, anyone who can help source H-frames can email eugeneareagleaners@gmail.com.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE

Reminder: Please update your membership information by July 1. Reply back to eugeneareagleaners@gmail.com with any missing information or to confirm that everything is correct and up to date. 

 

If you haven’t received an email by now, please check your spam folder. If it’s not there, please send your current email address to  eugeneareagleaners@gmail.com

 

We need income information to fulfill Food for Lane County requirements and to apply for grants. We do everything possible to keep this information private. Annual income options are:

  • Decline to answer.
  • Less than $10,000 annual
  • $10,000 to $20,000
  • $20,000 to $34,999
  • $35,000 to $49,999
  • $50,000 to $74,999
  • $75,000 to $99,999
  • Over $100,000

Our goal is to have all of the form fields filled out, even if it’s a “Decline to answer.”

Thanks to Rhonda Huber-Scott for volunteering to help with Gleaner Spreadsheet Maintenance. She’ll be going through standardizing fields, capitalizing names, splitting names out into first/last, contacting people for missing information, and more.

 

 

DROP-SITE DEVELOPMENTS

Thanks to Geraldine, Edgar, and Laura for creating and posting Spanish-language signs at the drop sites!

 

Also thanks to everyone who turned out this past weekend to help with site prep and construction at new drop sites. 

 

 

AT THE DROP SITES

IMPORTANT: Please continue to wear your mask while at a site and use the hand sanitizer provided. 

 

UPDATED SIGNOUT SYSTEM. Each site has a new signout form labeled OUT (check at the top of the sheet). Just put a tally mark next to the appropriate category for each item you take (for example, loaf of bread, jug of milk, bunch of lettuce or carrots,etc.). Please make sure you are on the correct month. This will save on paper and allow for easier tracking!

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.

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! Springfield: 845 25th Place

Bread and grains, beans, and dry goods on the right side of the house. Park on the street. 

 

NEW! Thurston (Springfield): 5972 Mt. Vernon

Open 9 am to 8 pm daily. It is at the end of a long shared driveway. Park on the street facing down hill or park on the left side of the driveway. Be careful not to block the neighbors. You can block the host. 

 

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. 

 

Delivered this past week:

From gleans: Organic greens, carrots, fava beans, and more

 

Sliced loaves, English muffins, and bagels thanks to regular donors Bread Stop, Orowheat, Winco, and Lox, Stocks, and Bagels. 

Check the shelves for assorted grains and beans (thanks to Ly Le and Barbara DiJeannine for keeping the grain shelves stocked!). 

Check the fridge for dairy, deli items, and peeled lemons.

 

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!

 

 

HELP WANTED

Volunteer needed to store and distribute JARS! The jar library is currently at 1242 Garfield, but Geraldine is ready to pass the job on.  Please contact her at 920-883-9607 if you would like to learn more or to check out some jars!

 

Visit the drop site volunteer portal for transportation and clean team opportunities. Sign up at the link below. Once you’re approved, you can view the different opportunities available. :

https://timecounts.org/eugene-area-gleaners

 

Also consider joining the Facebook Drop Site Hosts and Transporters Group to keep current on unscheduled transport needs such as Food for Lane County box pickup.

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

 

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Tips to keep your eyes from watering when you’re chopping onions:

  • Place a wet paper towel next to your chopping board
  • Place a fan behind you
  • Put the onion in the freezer for a few minutes before you chop it

 

Rhubarb recipes:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2867916053461989/

 

More details on the Lane County Fair Baking Contest sponsored by King Arthur Baking Company:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2868569326729995/

 

Stevie Miller has beef boxes available, as well as 90/10 hamburger ($3/pound). 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2858393537747574/

 

 

ONGOING DROP SITE NEEDS 

Keep an eye out for a used shed/ cabinet for the new drop site in Springfield. This or something similar is what we are looking for—https://www.homedepot.com/…/Rubbermaid-Big…/204721844  Send leads to geraldinesundstrom@gmail.com or pm (may take longer for response):

https://www.facebook.com/groups/eugeneareagleaners/permalink/2860220414231553/

 

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/

 

ONGOING FUNDRAISING EFFORTS

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