EUGENE, Ore. -- Dozens of local churches worked together to help families in Lane County have a happier Thanksgiving.
Around 200 volunteers assembled 1,400 Thanksgiving Meal Boxes on Sunday that will be given to families in need.
Each one is filled with all the ingredients necessary for a traditional thanksgiving meal, including a turkey, potatoes, green beans, pumpkin, and rolls.
Project Organizer Patti Buss said a variety of churches and organizations work together every year to make this possible.
"There really are hunger needs in our community and it seems to always be a great time to give and be generous. More and more people seem to find out about it and want to be involved...so, as we know about more needs it seems like more people end up wanting to be involved...It really becomes a fun annual event," said Buss.
Buss said local churches partner with neighborhood schools to determine families in need.
A turkey, along with a few other items, will be added to each box on Tuesday, right before they're distributed.
For more information on how to get involved for next year, click here.