EUGENE, Ore. — One hundred military families got thanksgiving meals this Wednesday morning at an Albertsons in Eugene. The store on 18th Ave. donated the money from its Turkey Bucks campaign to support those who serve America and the loved ones they leave behind.
Sandy Giles’s husband is currently deployed in Afghanistan for the holiday season and their 25th anniversary, which is in December. While Giles will have to celebrate without him, she says she’s glad she won’t feel so alone now.
“It’s real comforting you know, because he’s not here. So, it’s nice to get together with people who realize what’s going on and it’s just an honor, really an honor to be here and be recognized for being military,” says Giles.
Each meal included a turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing and sparkling cider.