Community Services Consortium

Serving Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties in Oregon. Helping people. Changing lives.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Third Annual Civil War Brew-Off a Smashing Success!

On November 2, the Oregon State Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE) partnered with the University of Oregon Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation (GTFF) to host the third annual Civil War Brew-Off. Homebrewers from both organizations went head-to-head for bragging rights and the coveted Brew-Off Cup.

Linn Benton Food Share and our community was the big winner of the evening. The Brew-Off raised $3,383.97 and more than 500 pounds of food for LBFS, which will make a huge impact this season!

Many thanks to CGE and GTFF for their efforts and generosity, as well as everyone that participated in the event!

If you would like to volunteer or make a donation to Linn Benton Food Share, please contact Susan  James, Gleaning and Volunteer Programs Coordinator at or 541-758-2645.

SNAP Incentive Program Offers More Food for the Money

The "That's My Farmer" program will be providing a bounty of fresh, local food to SNAP recipients this winter.

Every time a customer spends at least $6 at a participating farmers’ market using his/her Oregon Trail card, they receive an extra $6 in farmers’ market tokens. For customers who shop at the market each week, that adds up to $24 a month to spend on fresh foods that support our local economy.

The Lincoln County Fairgrounds Farmers’ Market will continue to run through the winter on Saturdays from 10am-2pm through March.

For more information, visit the Ten Rivers Food Web website here.

Welcome to CSC's blog and e-newsletter!

These communications tools can be used to make announcements, acknowledge donors and volunteers, post videos and slideshows–whatever we want to share with our online community.

There are 3 ways to deliver info to stakeholders:

  1. The blog itself, which can be linked to our current website
  2. Email news blasts (blog articles sent via email as eNewsletters)
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We're excited about these communication tools and look forward to both your input and feedback for continuing improvement and positive information-sharing.

If you have agency/program information you'd like posted on this blog, please send full text and/or photos and videos, ideas, or suggestions to Janet Hessel and she will take the next steps.