EUGENE, Ore. — More than a 1,000 families in need will be enjoying a full Thanksgiving meal this year, thanks to the help of nearly 100 volunteers.
Volunteers from about 30 churches and other organizations in Lane County put together 1,070 Thanksgiving Meal Boxes. Each box contains ingredients for a full Thanksgiving meal for a family of six, including fixings for pumpkin pie, a turkey and stuffing.
Organizers said this is their 6th annual Thanksgiving outreach and said it’s something they enjoy doing every year.
“It’s just such a great way to start the holiday season. Thanksgiving is all about being thankful and there’s no better way to be thankful than to participate in giving,” said Patti Buss, Project Organizer.
Buss said most of the food was purchased by the churches involved.
Families in need are identified through schools and those churches’ neighborhoods.
One Hope, an organization of many churches in Lane County, organized this outreach project. They said on Tuesday, volunteers will deliver the completed boxes to families’ front doors, or to schools where families will pick them up free of charge.