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 »

Letter Carriers Food Drive Saturday

EUGENE, Ore. — Local postal carriers will be doing some extra work this Saturday collecting the food donations you leave out for them. This Saturday, Dec. 1 is one of Food for Lane County’s largest fundraisers–The Letter Carriers Food Drive. You’ll need to put the non-perishable food items in a bag and leave them by … Continue reading »

Home Federal Bank Holds Food Drive

EUGENE, Ore. — Home Federal Bank is hosting its largest regional food drive ever in Idaho, California and here in Oregon. The bank’s goal is to collect at least 3,500 pounds of food across the region. In Lane County it already collected 500 pounds. “This is the first year we’ve done something this specific, and … Continue reading »

Coast Guard Holding Food Drive

WINCHESTER BAY, Ore. — The Coast Guard station in Winchester Bay is holding its annual food drive. The goal for this year is to collect 3,000 non-perishable food items for local food banks. Petty Officer 1st Class Ben Snider says for every food item donated, a local Coast Guardsman will run, bike or swim one … Continue reading »