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Friday Night Live celebrates 2 years

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- A Yakima nonprofit group will be celebrating their 2nd year of providing meals to the homeless on Friday.

Friday Night Live is run by local church and community volunteers.

The organization serves about 250 meals every Friday night in downtown Yakima.

Friday Night Live has partnerships with several area food banks and churches.

Organizers say the event is open to anyone who is in need of a meal, not just for the homeless.

"We don't have them fill out a financial statement. We don't ask them about where they've been or what they're doing. We talk about where they are, we feed them where they are. We meet them where they are," said Sandie Graves, organizer of Friday Night Live.

A birthday party will be held Friday from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m., along South Naches Ave., between East Chestnut and Walnut Avenues.

Graves says it costs the organization about $1,500 per month to provide enough meals for their event.

Instead of a gift, organizers ask that you make a cash donation.

For more information on Friday Night Live, or to make a donation you can contact Yakima New Hope at (509) 452-2673 or visit the Friday Night Live blog site at: http://fridaynightliveyakima.blogspot.com/ .

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