Weekend Burrito Brigade

Volunteers fill and roll burritos during the Weekend Burrito Brigade

Since our inception in 2014, the Weekend Burrito Brigade (WBB) has been preparing and distributing nutritious, vegan burritos on Saturdays and Sundays – the most food insecure days of the week. We’ve distributed more than 300,000 burritos as of Spring 2023!

Every weekend, dozens of volunteers help prepare nutritious burrito filling, stuff, and roll hundreds of burritos, and then distribute them throughout Eugene and Springfield. (Usually around 600-800 burritos per weekend!) All of our distribution is powered by our amazing crew of dedicated volunteers.

We use our own special recipe to make our burrito filling and the sauces we use, but a significant amount of our ingredients are rescued food items, such as peppers, tomatoes, and leafy greens from local grocery stores, restaurants, and farms.

 

Ready to volunteer for the WBB? Please sign up here!

 

(You can read more about volunteer opportunities in general over here, if you’d like more information or have questions.)

 

 


 

 

There are four volunteers standing together around a stainless steel countertop in a commercial kitchen. They are all wearing face masks and food prep gloves as they assemble burritos for Burrito Brigade. There is a grey, commercial food prep bin in the center of the counter with vegan burrito filling in it and a large spoon for portioning sticks out of the tub. Some burritos are being rolled up into foil, others are mid-fill, while some are still just a flat tortilla on the table waiting to be filled and wrapped by volunteers.
Volunteers assemble burritos for Burrito Brigade at the Food for Lane County location.

 

Volunteers assemble burritos for the Weekend Burrito Brigade.

 

Volunteers pause for a photo during Weekend Burrito Brigade Production

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Due to the ever-increasing demand for food assistance around our community, we’ve been expanding our operations, adding other food-sharing projects like the Little Free Pantries in 2019, and Waste to Taste in 2020. The heart of our operation has always been and will continue to be distributing food to those in need.

We started the Little Free Pantry project in 2019 to help address food insecurity at a hyper-local, neighborhood level. In 2020, we started a food rescue and barrier-free food pantry called Waste to Taste, in which we place usable food that would otherwise have gone into landfills directly into the hands of community members – for free, without proof of income or need for assistance.

 

Waste to Taste logo: White background, an illustrated carrot in the center, with the words "Waste to Taste" over the top in the center, in black and white print.
Waste to Taste’s logo

 

Picture of a hand-painted Little Free Pantry in front of a building. There is grass around it, and bushes and trees in the background next to the building.
Little Free Pantry Artist: Celeste Schield Jacobi

 

 

 


Did ya know? There is also a Portland Burrito Brigade chapter!

You can contact them at portland@burritobrigade.org.


 

 

 

 

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