SUPPORT LOCAL FOOD SECURITY

In restaurants, something is "86'd" when it's totally gone.

Now, 86 Hunger volunteers, local food producers and restaurant workers are teaming up to end hunger in Lane County by supporting access to quality food.

Our Mission

86 Hunger volunteers work to

honor our shared humanity by sharing fresh

plant-based food with dignity, hospitality and respect. 

 

Our mission is to rid this community of hunger and support safe, low-barrier access to quality food. We are currently working toward our mission with three main programs: the Blue Plate Project, the Free Pantry Project, and the Community Partner Project.

 

Find us at work at Acorn Community Cafe!

We depend on community members and local businesses to donate food and funds to help sustain our programs. Even small donations can make a big difference here!

Volunteers help run our programs as Resource Navigators, Free Market Hosts, and Food Prep workers. Training is required, and we ask for a minimum three month commitment. 

GET HELP

Learn more about free meals or free groceries! Services are available to all Lane County residents who self-report as food insecure or hungry, with no questions asked or documentation needed.

ABOUT US

86 Hunger is a Eugene, Oregon based 

organization working to reduce the burden of hunger by investing in food security. Founded under the name Lunch People in 2020, 86 Hunger is now registered as an Oregon nonprofit and our tax status is currently pending. Our mission is to rid this community of hunger and support safe, low-barrier access to quality food, and we work toward this mission with three programs: the Blue Plate Project, the Free Market Project, and the Community Partner Project.

Though our mission is ambitious, we know small actions can make a big difference. With help from individuals and local businesses, we're now serving over a thousand free meals to Lane County residents in need each month. 

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How does it work? Visit Acorn Cafe and you'll be greeted by a volunteer Resource Navigator who will guide you through ordering, answer questions about 86 Hunger and our programs, and refer you to other resources if needed.

 

No qualifications, paperwork or ID are required to access our services. Find us at Acorn Community Cafe at 769 Monroe St. during open hours and ask for what you need!

 

We believe everyone is worthy of good nourishment and community, and we're happy to do our part.