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Food Drive at Ducks’ Spring Game

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EUGENE, Ore. — The good news: the Duck football team won Saturday. The bad news: they also lost Saturday.

It was offense versus defense for the annual Spring Game at Autzen.

Many excited fans were at Autzen Stadium to watch the spring football game. They were also excited because a ticket in only cost them three cans of food.

This is the ninth year Food for Lane County has partnered with the U of O spring game to hold the food drive, which is one of their largest of the year.

Organizers say this is a big one for the non-profit, because they’re now approaching the time of year where they receive the least donations.

“Everybody’s in the giving spirit in the holidays and that tails off in the summer time just because life gets in the way. This is a great opportunity in the spring for people to donate to carry us through the summer,” said Brad Bassi with Food for Lane County.

Last year Food for Lane County collected over 65,000 pounds of donated food.

Organizers say the goal this year is to collect around 70,000 pounds of food.

Fans say they see the food drive as a win for everybody because they get to watch football for the price of helping those in need.

 

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