'There are people every day in our community that are going hungry. That should not be!'

People lined up at St. Alice Catholic church in Springfield for the annual turkey drive with St. Vincent de Paul. (SBG)

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - Volunteers made a mad dash on a misty morning to make sure everyone gets a special dinner for the holidays.

"Whether it's snowing, whether it's raining," Betty Snowden says, "we want to make sure people that need the food get the food."

People lined up at St. Alice Catholic Church in Springfield for the annual turkey drive with St. Vincent de Paul.

Snowden has been part of the effort for 20 years.

For the record, she was asked to wear the turkey costume the first year.

She's kept it up every since.

"There is no way that once you're involved in this program, that you can not come back year after year, to make sure that people get food," she said. "There are people every day in our community that are going hungry. That should not be!"

St. Vincent de Paul expects to give away more than 3,000 food boxes in Lane County this season with the help of people like Snowden and John Antone.

"It's a feel good job, every bit of it," he said. "It's a lot of running around and a lot of standing for an old man, but it works."

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