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Soup Kitchen Feeds Hungry In Memory of MLK Jr.

YAKIMA, Wash. - Volunteers fed about 300 people on Monday afternoon at the Southeast Community Center.

In it's second year, the Martin Luther King Jr. Soup Kitchen served people from around the community to soup and sandwiches.

Southeast Community Center's Adrian Garner says the event received a big push from volunteers who fed a much bigger crowd this year.

Garner says last year they fed about a hundred people.

"And so we come here today to share our resources, our love for one another in feeding the homeless and in feeding the community, wonderful soup and I don't know if you've tried it, but it's wonderful," Soup Kitchen participant Dee Roma said.

Roma also says the Soup Kitchen gave her the opportunity to meet new people from the community.

And Yakima schools have been collecting food for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Canned Food Drive. And this year they collected more than 5,000 cans.

The winner was Gilbert Elementary, which collected an average of four cans per student.