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Donations Needed for Turkey Drive

EUGENE, Ore. — St. Vincent de Paul says it still needs donations, so it can give out turkey boxes to needy families this week.

Every year it hands out thousands of food boxes, each with a turkey, ham or chicken, plus olives, cranberries, stuffing and all the fixings for a holiday meal.

The need has grown over the past few years and organizers want to be ready to help.

“We’re seeing more and more people. We’re seeing our neighbors. It’s just accumulation of all types of people that are needing a holiday box this year,” said Betty Snowden, Turkey Drive Chairwoman.

Want to help raise money for St. Vincent de Paul by burning a few calories on Thanksgiving morning? Register for the Turkey Trot.

Things get under way at 9 a.m, with the four-mile run. The two-mile walk starts 15 minutes later. There’s also a gobbler gallop for kids at 10 a.m. All the races will start in Skinner Butte Park near Lamb Cottage.

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