Letter Carriers Food Drive: 'It's become our biggest food drive'

EUGENE, Ore. -- Saturday marked the beginning of the Letter Carrier's Food Drive in Eugene.

For many local residents, this is the easiest way to participate in a drive during the holidays. Simply leave a bag of non-perishable food items by the mailbox, and the postal service will pick it up.

While the food drive has participants that span the country, all of the food donations picked up locally will go to Food For Lane County.

Alicia Hines, a spokeswoman for the non-profit, said that they depend on the donations taken in during the Letter Carrier's Food Drive.

"It's become our biggest food drive of the year," said Hines. "Between the Letter Carriers Drive in December and the one in May, we bring in 300 pounds of food a year."

Hines said that third on the organizations list of food drives is the spring scrimmage game at Autzen.

The Letter Carrier's Food Drive is scheduled for the next two weeks.

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