SPRINGFIELD — Springfield Grocery Outlet has again designated Catholic Community Services’ Springfield Community Service Center as its recipient of groceries donated during July’s Independence from Hunger Campaign. The effort gives shoppers an opportunity to purchase food or give cash to the cause.
For every donation over $5, givers get a $5 coupon and are entered in a raffle to win two tickets to the University of Oregon season-opening football game on Sept. 2.
In 2015, Springfield Grocery Outlet’s Campaign raised $7,000 in goods and cash for Catholic Community Services clients and in 2016 the collection increased to more than $9,000.
Located at 1025 G St., the food room is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Most of the food comes from FOOD for Lane County.
About 9 in 10 Catholic Community Services clients live below the federal poverty level.