Food Drive Almost Halfway to Goal

EUGENE, Ore. — This year’s Letter Carriers’ Food Drive is already proving to be a huge success. Food For Lane County says on the first day of the drive they got 63,000 pounds of canned food in Eugene and Springfield. That’s more than double last year’s numbers. This year’s goal is 130,000 pounds. To help, … Continue reading »

Students Hand Out Burritos to Homeless

EUGENE, Ore. — Students handed out burritos to the homeless and anyone who wanted one near the Washington-Jefferson Bridge. It’s been an annual tradition at Wellsprings Friends School for 10 years called Burrito Missionaries. They spend half the day making 100 burritos by hand, wrapping them, and delivering them to folks who are homeless and … Continue reading »

Letter Carriers Collected Canned Foods

EUGENE, Ore. — Door to door letter carriers drop off mail on their routes. But Saturday, they were also picking up bags of canned foods during the National Association of Letter Carrier’s Food Drive. “This is the largest one day national food drive. It was started actually here in Eugene,” said Chris NesSmith, letter carrier. … Continue reading »

Benton County Holiday Food Drive

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Volunteers started to assemble holiday food boxes on Tuesday at the Benton County Fairgrounds for those who need it. Judy Gibson, the coordinator for the 33rd annual drive, says the group puts together around 1,400 food boxes before Thanksgiving. “About 3,500 people a month are eating out of food boxes in Benton … Continue reading »

Thurston Students Organize Food Drive

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Local students are stepping in to feed the hungry. Three third grade girls from Thurston Elementary School recognized a need to fill the local food banks. They’re organizing a food drive at their school called Hope for the Hungry, challenging students and the community to combat hunger. Thurston now is in its … Continue reading »

Lane County Fair Wraps Up

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Fair wrapped up after five days of fun. Crowds packed the fairgrounds for the last day Sunday. Anyone who went to the fair Sunday received free admission if they donated canned foods to Food for Lane County. Although the fair doesn’t have official attendance numbers yet, everyone working the … Continue reading »

Letter Carriers Get Ready for Food Drive

EUGENE, Ore. — Food for Lane County volunteers are in the final stages of preparing for this weekend’s annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. The drive takes place each year across the country, but it started in Eugene. To donate, people can place food in a bag and leave it outside for mail carriers to pick … Continue reading »

Salvation Army Passing Out Food, Toys

EUGENE, Ore. — The Salvation Army needs your help to get food and toys to families this holiday season. The organization helps more than 200 families each year, which adds up to nearly 650 children in need of toys. The Salvation Army says its food and toy drive is an annual tradition that brings joy … Continue reading »

St. Vincent’s Starts Food Distribution

EUGENE, Ore. — After months of collecting donations, on Thursday St. Vincent de Paul started handing out its food boxes. The Northwest Christian University Men’s Basketball Team helped out, making sure everyone who came through got all the fixings for a great holiday dinner. The boxes included a turkey, ham or chicken, fresh bread rolls … Continue reading »

Christmas Letter Carriers Drive Begins

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The annual two-week Letter Carriers Drive kicked off on Saturday. Organizers said residents generously provided the community with thousands of pounds of food, but they’re still short of their goal. Last year, the drive brought in about 165,000 pounds of food. This year, organizers are hoping for the same. As of … Continue reading »

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