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Octoberfest food drive raises 25,000 lbs of food

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WEST RICHLAND, Wash. - Thousands of pounds of food is now on the way to Tri-City Area Food Banks thanks to the 11th Annual Octoberfest Food Drive.

The Pasco Autoplex Dealerships teamed up with Tri-City Area Yoke's stores to present a check today for nearly 19-thousand dollars.

For the last month, the Autoplex Dealerships collected donations and even donated a portion of their October sales.

Yoke's stores also sold pre-packaged food bags.

Altogether, around 500 bags of food will be delivered just in time for the holidays.

"We serve about 600 families a month and depending on the size of the family, it would be quite a bit. So, it will go a long ways. It will really help us," said Don Boos with the Richland Food Bank.

This was the Autoplex's most successful year in the 11-year history of their food drive.

They collected more than 25-thousand pounds of food this year.