EUGENE, Ore. — People at the Sacred Heart Medical Center received an early taste of Thanksgiving. The hospital teamed up with CenturyLink to hand out more than 850 Thanksgiving food baskets at the RiverBend Campus.
All of the Thanksgiving essentials went to people who, without help, may have not been able to enjoy the traditional fixings
“At 9:00 we had a long line of people ready to go, ready to get their basket and get that turkey thawing,” said Sue Iverson, Thanksgiving Basket Committee Representative.
This tradition started during the Great Depression when nuns distributed lunches to unemployed people. It’s evolved into handing out traditional thanksgiving meals.