Autoplex, students and Yoke's to distribute food

Pasco Autoplex dealerships, Tri-Cities Prep students and staff and Yoke's Fresh Market stores will distribute food collected during a monthlong food drive to area food banks at noon Thursday at the West Richland Yoke's..

During the past eight years, the Octoberfest Food Drive has collected an estimated 255,000 pounds of nonperishable foods for the food banks.

Autoplex dealers collected food and raised $12,540 for the drive, while Tri-Cities Prep students collected 4,500 pounds of food. Yoke's customers donated $5 and $10 food bags during checkout. Employees of the Pasco Coca-Cola distributor also donated.