Huge donation helps power Food for Lane County

Food for Lane County will be better prepared in case they lose power thanks to a huge donation.

Posted: Mar 10, 2020 11:19 AM
Updated: Mar 10, 2020 12:07 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Food for Lane County will be better prepared in case they lose power thanks to a huge donation.

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust is donating $300,000 to help pay for a generator for their new warehouse in West Eugene.

That way if the power goes out, perishable food won't be ruined.

“We are grateful to play a small role in supporting FOOD for Lane County and the numerous organizations working across the Pacific Northwest to serve the common good of our community," said Steve Moore, executive director, in a news release.

Food for Lane County distributes eight million pounds of food every year. More than 11% of homes have food insecurity in Oregon, which means they don't have consistent access to enough food.

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