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Local Food Banks in Need of Donations

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - The need for food to help feed the hungry doesn't take a break for summer vacation.

Unfortunately, sports camps and family trips to Yellowstone often distract us from helping those in need. 

For the last few years a steady increase in need has left resources running thin. At the Kennewick branch of the Tri-City Food Bank hundreds of people are fed with donated food every day and more families are served there than the Benton City and Richland branches combined.

The nearly bare shelves are stocked mostly with government commodities and food they've bought with monetary donations.

"We've been very fortunate that we haven't had to cut back on people and the amount of food we're giving them. But if the summer continued on for, say, a couple more months, we'd be in trouble. We'd have to start cutting the amount of food we give to people back," said Executive Director John Neill.

Donations of any kind are appreciated. That could be anything from dollars to excess produce from your garden. All donations to the Tri-City Food Bank stay local.