EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon is tackling hunger in Lane County this month. The campus wide campaign is part of the annual Governor’s State Employees Food Drive.
School leaders say last year they helped bring in nearly 160,000 pounds of food to Food for Lane County. The goal this year is 175,000 pounds.
“The importance is to know that we’re helping people in need and it gives all of us a focus that we know we’re helping Food for Lane County who really need it. Their resources are always being pushed to the limit,” said Karen Cheeland, UO Alumni Evens Manager.
The food drive ends Friday, but there are still events that day on campus to raise money.