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February 17, 2015

UO English Participates in 2015 Governor’s State Employees Food Drive

fdseal_webThe Annual Governor’s State Employees Food Drive has begun and will run through February 27.  This drive is the Oregon Food Bank’s largest food and fund drive of the year.  Our goal this year is to raise 200,000 pounds. Food barrels will be available in the main English office (118 PLC)

Oregon continues to have one of the highest hunger rates in the country.  As a result of growing levels of long-term unemployment, more than one in three Lane County residents (39%) is eligible for emergency food assistance. For the third year in a row, Oregon has the nation’s highest rate (29% ) for child hunger.  In Lane County, 53% of the children quality for free/reduced school meals.

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