The Student Sustainability Center is hosting a produce drop Tuesday afternoon to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to students in need. The event occurs on the second Tuesday of each month from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the EMU amphitheater.
There is no registration necessary at the event to receive produce, and students may take produce free of charge, according to the SSC food security website.
The SSC website lists income requirements for students to receive produce. Any student with an income up to twice the Federal Poverty Level is eligible. The program gives the following eligibility guidelines for students not claimed as dependents:
Persons in Family Annual Income
The program is sponsored in part by Food for Lane County, whose mission is to “eliminate hunger in Lane County,” according to its website. Food for Lane County offers a variety of other programs for those in need, including emergency food boxes and meal sites around the county.
Read the Emerald's story on Feed the Flock's fight against food insecurity here.