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Tri-Cities Food Bank receives donation

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RICHLAND, Wash;-- On behalf of Fred Meyer 2nd Harvest donated $2,420.53 to the "Tri-Cities Food Bank" in Richland Tuesday. 

The money came from coin collection boxes at Fred Meyer checkstands, which 2nd Harvest is in charge of distributing.

"Well the timing couldn't be any better it's getting pretty close to the holiday season, thats our busiest time November, December. This cash gives us the opportunity to get those foods not normally contributed," says John Neill Executive Director of the food bank. 

2nd Harvest says a growing number of households are asking for food assistance for the first time.