Salvation Army Prepares Food Baskets

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EUGENE, Ore. — The Salvation Army is getting geared up for its annual Christmas programs that help the needy in our community.

The Salvation Army is accepting applications for its Christmas Food Basket Program along with the Angel Tree Program. Its goal is to help nearly 400 families this Christmas. You must bring proof of income, IDs and a recent piece of mail showing you live in Eugene.

The food baskets will be filled with everything from turkey vouchers to yams even cranberry sauce. Those will be handed out on Dec. 19 and 20.

One woman we spoke with was signing her family up for the Angel Tree and calls this a blessing.

“She is in high school and her friends have a lot of things for Christmas and I want her to feel extra special,” said Eugene resident Jennifer Barnes.

The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers to help put those baskets together on Dec. 12 and 13. You can contact them if you would like to help out.

The applications sign-up will cut off when the Salvation Army reaches that goal of helping 400 people.

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