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 »

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive Starts

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Letter carriers in Lane County were out picking up more than just mail Saturday.  Saturday kicked off their annual food drive. Folks left bags full of canned goods by their mailboxes and postal workers picked it up. The food drive is one of the largest in our area. It helps to fill … Continue reading »

Letter Carriers to Stamp Out Hunger

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County Letter Carriers’ will be carrying more than just mail this weekend. Their annual food drive kicks off Saturday. It’s one of the largest food drives in our area. Donations collected help fill Food For Lane County shelves at a time when it’s needed the most. You can help by leaving non-perishable … Continue reading »

Food Drive May Fall Short of Goal

LANE COUNTY, Ore. — The Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive may fall short of its 185,000 pound goal this year. More than 90,000 pounds came in Saturday in Eugene and Springfield. That’s roughly three times that was brought in last Saturday. But, organizers say it’s still not enough and they blame last week’s blast of … Continue reading »

Snow Affects Letter Carriers Food Drive

EUGENE, Ore. — The snow forced the cancellation of many events last weekend, and an event that did still happen was hit hard by the storm. Donations for the Letter Carriers Food For Lane County Food Drive were way down. Organizers say they’re going to need a lot of donations this Saturday to make up … 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 »

Preliminary Numbers in for Food Drive

EUGENE and SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The preliminary numbers are in for the winter Letter Carriers Food Drive for the Eugene and Springfield area. Organizers said donors really came through the second weekend, exceeding the previous week’s number by just over 14,000 pounds. Altogether, more than 118,000 pounds were collected. That’s 13,000 pounds less than last year. … 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 »