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Yakima Family Food Drive Feeds Thousands

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YAKIMA, WA-- Saturday saw a great turnout for the KNDO KNDU family food drive in Yakima.

Northwest Harvest said they raised almost $6,000.00, which is about 26,000 meals for families in the Yakima area.    

We were collecting donations between 7:00 to 11:00 Saturday morning and there was a steady stream of people coming in to donate.

Northwest Harvest said everything they receive goes right back into the community.

"We make sure that these donations stay here in the community.  If somebody in the lower valley, if they have a food drive, it goes to our food banks down in the lower valley. It's important to people.  People want to give back to their community," said Sheri Bissell from Northwest Harvest.

They said they filled a semi-truck with food donations from this morning.

We also want to say a big thanks to our sponsors in Yakima including Regional Hospital, Fiesta Foods the Salvation Army.