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Columbia Basin Companies Donate 20 Tons of Produce to California

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OTHELLO - More than 40,000 pounds of produce from Eastern Washington's Columbia Basin are headed to a small town on the California border that was burned in last month's wildfires.

The roughly 20 tons of potatoes, onions and beans were donated by four companies in the Columbia Basin. It will feed families in the town of Potrero who are living in tents and trailers.

Potrero sits about 40 miles southeast of San Diego, across the border from Tecate, Mexico.

Othello apple farmer Don Butcher organized the food drive through his ministry. He says the produce will serve 1,000 homes.

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