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Food Baskets Given to Hungry Families

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Kids don’t just need toys this holiday season. A lot of them are going hungry too.

That’s why the Springfield Elks Lodge collected donations to fill 50 baskets full of food for local families.

Each one has 22 items, including a turkey, enough to feed a family for a week.

Elks members handed out the baskets to parents who couldn’t be more grateful.

“They’re so happy to have it, and a lot of times the parents are crying and we start crying, and it’s a really good way to get into the Christmas spirit and remember what Christmas is really all about,” said Springfield Elks Lodge member Brandon Mathews.

The basket handout will continue Saturday.

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