Community groups work to feed Eugene’s hungry

‶Millions of pounds of food go to waste in Oregon every year, but community group Eugene Area Gleaners aims to solve that problem. The group seeks to glean surplus food from farms and stores to distribute to families in Eugene.

When a farm has a surplus crop, it can contact the EAG with information about the extra yield. The EAG will send volunteers to harvest it, process the produce then distribute it to their drop sites. The produce donor can split the harvest with the group.

The EAG saw demand for their services vastly increase during the pandemic as many Oregonians lost their jobs and sources of income.″

Melanie Henshaw on Newsbreak

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