As UUs we believe in the inherent worth and dignity of all persons. This means we believe that everyone deserves access to items that help them meet their basic needs, including a place to find shelter.
New Conestoga hut coming soon!
The Conestoga Hut program is administered through St. Vincent DePaul. Businesses and religious organizations agree to provide housing for persons in transition by placing huts on their property. Here at UUCE, “we provide a safe, secure, stable environment for our Conestoga Hut residents.”
Coordinated by Barb Prentice, contact the office with questions.
Sew for a Cause
UUCE’s Sewing for a Cause creates items that bring comfort and beauty to people in need as we side with love to change the world. For over five years we have created and donated quilts, curtains, and more recently facemasks for those who need their labors of love. They welcome volunteers ready to contribute in any way. They particularly appreciate donations of fabric and thread to help in their projects. Please contact email@example.com with questions, or to arrange delivery of donated items.
Interfaith Night Shelter
This St. Vinnie-sponsored program provides temporary housing for families in need while faith-based organizations provide meals for one week at a time. For the second year in a row, UUCE served meals during the second week in January.
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Mission: To nourish others, ourselves, and sustain the earth.
Below you’ll find UUCE’s projects to help address food insecurity in and around our community.
In light of the rapidly changing COVID-19 guidelines, contact email@example.com for the current status of Food Justice activities.
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We make healthy sack lunches for participants in this restorative justice program, run by the city of Eugene. This program also offers walk-in services around veteran’s needs, mental health and substance abuse. Lunches are made at the UUCE kitchen and delivered to the downtown library on the 4th Friday of most months.
Trillium Produce Plus
First and Third Thursdays, 2-4pm
The purpose of the program is to provide high quality fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as bread, to people in need. Produce is provided free of charge to individuals and families who have incomes of less than 200% of the poverty level.
Food Rescue at FFLC
Currently on Hold
We meet to repackage food donated to help those in our community experiencing food insecurity. Volunteers must be 14 years or older or 12-13 if accompanied by an adult.
We meet on the 4th Thursday if each month from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Food for Lane County. 770 Bailey Hill Rd. Eugene.
Seed to Supper
Currently on Hold
Another collaboration with Food For Lane County, Seed to Supper is a free, 6-week program that teaches participants how to grow healthy food on a budget. The course covers soil preparation, planting, watering, harvesting and much more. Participants receive seeds, compost and other freebies.