For low-income families struggling to pay for rent, utilities, food and other basics, securing school supplies can be a daunting challenge. That’s why the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, in partnership with the Oregon Community Credit Union (OCCU), conducts an annual drive that distributes new school supplies and backpacks to hundreds of local kids.
Grocery Outlet’s Feed The Need Heralds Holiday Food
During the month of July, the Eugene Grocery Outlet is conducting its annual Feed the Need fund-raiser, which raises money to fight hunger and which provides food for the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County’s annual Holiday Food Box program.
Raised partly in southern Mexico and mostly in Eugene, Israel Silva-Hernandez knows what it’s like to be the newcomer, unfamiliar with the surroundings, people and terminology, and, in his words, “totally lost.”
Regardless of their score, golfers in the Bi-Mart Charity Tournament couldn’t miss St. Vinnie’s kids and Resident Services staff, standing out like Cardinals against the green landscape of Mallard Creek Golf Course. They staffed several holes during both morning and afternoon sessions, offering up hospitality, cold drinks, and goodies provided by Bi-Mart vendors.