Eugene (KMTR) – Donations poured in over the weekend for a group looking to help thousands have a fulfilling holiday season.
Volunteers with Whiteaker Community Dinners took in hundreds of pounds of donated items at the Whiteaker Head Start Center Sunday as the group prepares for its annual Thanksgiving feast.
It expects to serve around 2,500 people, many of whom will also be given clothes, jackets, toys, toiletries and sleeping materials.
Coordinator Beverly Farfan says donations are down this year, but the group hopes to collect more later in the week.
“We really need those warm jackets, especially extra-large sizes,” said Farfan. “And this year, we're actually soliciting [monetrary] donations because we bought 360 sleeping bags.”
The group has another donation drive coming up this Saturday from until at the Whiteaker Head Start Center at 21 North Grand in Eugene.The Thanksgiving Community Dinner will be held on Thanksgiving day, November 24, from to 3 p.m.