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It's a sign, Tri-Cities Food Bank hopes to improve donations

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Workers at the Tri-Cities Food Bank say they're particularly low on food, but they're hoping to change that.


Monday morning, students from Hanford High School unveiled a new sign at the food bank. 

Students from a woodshop class and a studio art class teamed up to design and build the sign, after raising funds to buy the materials.

Now, the hope is that the food bank will be more noticeable, ultimately bringing in more donations.    

John Neill, the executive director of the Tri-Cities Food Bank, said, "the sign's going to make a difference because we're going to get publicity that's going to be really helpful, and that'll help us attract volunteers."

Kelley Muntean, an art teacher at Hanford High School, and the advisor to the advanced art club, said "The sign says that this community cares about members of the community, and that if you're in need, come get some food.

Throughout the school year, students at Hanford High School have been creating artwork for the inside of the food bank, hoping to create a more personable feel.

The projects were a way for the students to use their skills to give back to the community.

If you'd like to make a donation to the Tri-Cities Food Bank, you can visit them at 321 Wellsian Way in Richland, just look for the big yellow sign.

 

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