Auto dealers, Yoke's team up to collect food

The auto dealers of the Pasco Autoplex are teaming up in October to help feed the hungry.

McCurley Integrity Dealerships, Legacy Ford, Tri-Cities Mitsubishi & Thrifty Car Sales, in partnership with Yoke's Fresh Market, will collect food donations this month to help local food banks through the 10th annual Octoberfest Food Bank-Food Drive.

Nonperishable food items can be left at the dealerships, or an Octoberfest "food bag" can be purchased at Yoke's Fresh Market stores in the Tri-Cities.

The dealerships also will contribute part of their profits from sales of vehicles throughout the month to buy food at discounted rates for the food banks. Sales last year raised $12,540.

The food will go to Tri-City Area Food Banks, the Salvation Army, Tri-City Union Gospel Mission, St. Vincent de Paul and Golden Age Food Source.