Hundreds got into the Lane County Fair Sunday with a donation of three canned food items.
Thirty-nine percent of residents in Lane County are eligible for emergency food assistance.
Organizers say this year’s drive brought in about 26,000 pounds of food.
FFLC-c says this year’s donations will go toward eliminating hunger throughout the county.
“It’s phenomenal because they’re trying to make their ends meet and make their budget work, and the fact that they’re able to get people in on a Sunday and do some good for the community is fantastic,” said Brad Bassi, food resource developer.
This is the tenth year the fair has partnered with FFLC for this food drive. Last year’s collection brought in more than 27,000 pounds of food–the most ever.