EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- Since the kids won't be in school for the holidays, they miss out on free breakfast and lunch. So the donations today really go a long way.
There were at least twenty volunteers braving the cold and rain to hand out food. The boxes were filled with turkey, chicken, ham and more. Some of the volunteers told us they enjoy giving back every year. For them, it's the season of sharing and they are glad to see a steady pace of donations from the community.
“"It takes us a year to get ready for this and . . . the turkeys, hams - they're very expensive and so what we do depends on our donations, how many we're able to do," said Director of St. Vincent de Paul Roxann O’Brien. Today, they handed out one thousand food boxes and by this weekend, they hope to hand out more than two thousand.
St. Vincent De Paul is still taking donations. If you can help, you can drop donations off at any of their locations.