The Eugene, OR, Department of Human Services refused food for the poor donated by Women Leaders in Cannabis.
“We discussed in detail [with the DHS office in Eugene] how we would make it happen,” Lindsey Jacobsen, the executive director of WLC, told KATU. “And a few days later we got a phone call back stating that they wouldn’t be able to work with us due to too much time being spent on it.”
“It’s disheartening,” Jacobsen added. “We have lives just like everybody else, families, jobs. We’re just happy to be able to give back now that we have the opportunity to.”
Gene Evans, a DHS spokesman, told the TV station that it was the decision of the office, not the state or the agency itself, but it’s not clear why the state allowed the local office to refuse food for the hungry.