EUGENE, Ore. — Two local neighborhoods scored big recognition on the national level. The Harlow Neighbors Association in Eugene was picked as the Neighborhood of the Year by Neighborhoods USA.
The River Road and Santa Clara Community Organizations received a second place award.
The Harlow Neighbors association received the award on Friday. The major reason it won was because of its work with Feed Hope. It’s a joint project between the Neighborhood Association, area churches and Food For Lane County.
Feed Hope coordinates packages and distributes thousand of meals to children in the Harlow Neighborhood.
The Bertha Holt Elementary School principal says this award is very meaningful.
“Kind of changed what a neighborhood association is about to an organization that serves kids and people that are not necessarily able to access stuff that the rest of us can,” said Kevin Bowling, Principal at Bertha Holt Elementary School.
This award also means Eugene will host next year’s Neighborhoods USA National Conference.