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Local Farm Drops off 42,000 Pounds of Potatoes for Hometown Harvest Food Drive

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YAKIMA, WA.- On Friday KNDO and KNDU partnered with Safeway-Albertsons and Northwest Harvest to collect food and cash donations for their Hometown Harvest Food Drive.

Volunteers were out collecting food at the Safeway on West Nob Hill Blvd. from 4:30 to 6:30 that day and they saw so many members of the community come out to show their support.

From 4:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Northwest Harvest counted our cash donations and told us they had collected enough money to provide around 6,500 meals for families in need, however that number will continue to grow after they count the rest of the donations collected from 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Along with cash donations and people dropping off food, we also received some very large donations, one in particular from Eastday Farms in Pasco. They were able to provide us with a truck load of more than 42,000 pounds of potatoes.

We spoke with the man delivering the food, he told us he was thankful to be able to give back in such a big way, "I was excited I was given the opportunity to do this, and give back to the community, I was honored," Don Voetberg said.

The food drive wrapped up at 6:30, but you can always donate, Northwest Harvest collects food all year long.