The 13th annual Octoberfest food drive raised about $40,700 and 10,400 pounds of food for hungry Tri-City and Walla Walla families.
Tri-City Yoke’s Fresh Markets, McCurley Integrity Dealership sites in the Tri-Cities and Walla Walla and Russ Dean Family RV in the Pasco Autoplex participated. The dealerships donated a portion of their sales to help the food banks.
The $40,700 raised by the dealerships bought 41,000 pounds of food for local food banks. Officials say they set a record for donations with this year’s month-long event.
The food drive benefited the Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, Tri-City Union Gospel Mission, Golden Age Food Share and Tri-Cities Food Bank in the Tri-Cities, as well as Blue Mountain Action Council in Walla Walla.