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Octoberfest food drive results announced at West Richland Yoke's

Octoberfest food drive results announced at West Richland Yoke's

WEST RICHLAND, Wash. — Yoke's Fresh Market and McCurley dealership delivered the results of their Octoberfest Food Drive on Thursday.

This is the 16th year the two area businesses have teamed up to kick off the holiday season.

McCurley dealerships donated a portion of each sale to the cause and presented a check for $55,875.

These funds will be used to buy donations for Tri-City food banks.

The funds combine with the over 11,000 pounds of food donated by Yoke's customers during the 33-day food drive.

Store manager of the West Richland Yoke's Sheldon Cragun said the drive keeps growing and this year they couldn't fit all the food on the trailer.

"The Tri-Cities is a pretty generous community. I've never really seen anything like it, so, to see all these people every year come together and increase the number of bags we're able to sell is pretty good."

All totaled, this year's food drive raised $66,630 and almost 74,000 pounds of food.

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