WEST RICHLAND, Wash. -- Food banks throughout the area will be able to provide to the people who need it the most this fall. The results for the 9th annual Octoberfest Food Bank were revealed Thursday at Yoke's Fresh Market in West Richland.
Throughout the entire month of October, several car dealerships accepted non -perishable food at their locations and some Yoke's customers contributed by purchasing $5 and $10 food bags.
Organizations like the Tri-City Union Gospel Mission say the food will help many this winter.
Jerry Jones, with the Union Gospel Mission says, "we're going to be doing 70,000 meals this year, so these donations are crucial for this meal to accomplish that goal. Our needs this year are greater than they've ever been in the past. we're seeing a lot more people coming in."
Jones adds the mission has been struggling to gather enough food and other supplies for the 100 men and 15 women and children the mission serves. Car dealerships exceeded their goal raising over $12,000 for the food drive.