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"Operation Harvest" wants you to donate

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- Driving around Yakima, you may have seen signs for "Operation Harvest" all over the place.

It's an annual food drive by several local groups that helps supply nine food banks. You can donate by leaving non-perishable or canned food in front of your house on Saturday morning.

They also take monetary donations and hope to raise 40,000 dollars this year. Volunteers say the food and money is needed now more than ever.

"Operation Harvest is particularly important in these tougher economic times because... As food demands are increased, the donations are decreased because people don't have the money to donate to food banks," says Tyler Hinckley of Yakima Sunrise Rotary Club.

"Operation Harvest" volunteers will pick up the donations on Saturday, October eighth between 10 AM and noon.