EUGENE, Ore. – Burrito Brigade, a grassroots non-profit organization serving hungry individuals in Eugene/Springfield, celebrated a milestone on Sunday, November 12th, 2017, serving its 100,000th nutritious hot vegan meal since its inception over 3 years ago.
Since 2014, Burrito Brigade has provided nutritious vegan meals weekly to hungry individuals in Eugene and Springfield. Burrito Brigade targets our community’s two most food-insecure days: Saturday and Sunday. The unique distribution model includes volunteers delivering meals directly to the hungry via foot, bike and automobile to over 14 locations including the CSS camps, Opportunity Village, St. Vincent de Pauls Service Station, First Place Family Center, Whitebird Clinic, Occupy Medical, University of Oregon, Eugene Mission, Jasco Recovery Center and the streets and parks of our community. Distribution volunteers also deliver water bottles, fruit, bread, clothing, hand warmers, and rain ponchos throughout the year.
Burrito Brigade volunteers gather weekly on Saturday and Sunday to prepare and assemble tasty vegan burritos. In Eugene, Oregon, on Saturdays, a BBQ Burrito is made at Bethesda Lutheran Church and on Sundays, a bean, rice and roasted veggie burrito is made in the kitchen of First Christian Church. Burrito Brigade has been in continuous operation since inception, never missing a service day regardless of weather.
Burrito Brigade is supported by financial donations from organizations and individuals as well as donations of produce and supplies from local gardens, local organic food organizations, and companies. A list of regularly needed produce and supplies is available at burrito-brigade.org and on the organization’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BurritoBrigade.
Financial donations may be made via Paypal using [email protected], or checks may be sent to Burrito Brigade at 2040 Dewey St., Eugene, OR97402-1261. Produce or supply donations may be left on the front porch of 2040 Dewey Street. Burrito Brigade is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.