He was joined by University of Oregon’s “O Heroes” athlete volunteers.
They delivered food boxes to families at the Stellar Apartments in west Eugene.
Senator Wyden says in a time when giving is celebrated, it shouldn’t just be for those who can afford it.
He wants all families to be able to celebrate and says he’s honored to be able to help.
“This to me, what I’ve been honored to be a part of today, is what public service oughta be about, helping out in communities,” said Sen. Wyden.
St. Vincent de Paul officials say they give away nearly 3,500 food boxes every year.