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Locals donate 4 tons to food bank


Volunteers offload a pallet of rice from the back of a semi at the Church of the Nazarene Thursday, which houses the Care and Share Food Bank. Eight pallets of food in the shipment from Yakima weighed over four tons. In the truck are Northwest Harvest driver Ernie and Daniel Loch. On the ground from left are John Nordine, Travis McClain, Bob Piekarski, Shawn Bolger and Greg Behrens. Travis Dobson and Ken Dexter were also helping. - Scott Hunter photo

After a delivery last week had added to the meager stores at the Care and Share Food Bank a couple weeks ago, volunteers came once again to unload another truck on Thursday, this time stuffing shelves with the proceeds made possible by local donations last fall.

If you wondered exactly when that donation you made at Safeway to the local food bank last November or December would actually arrive, the answer is last week.

"This is the time of year we really need that," said Carol Nordine, the volunteer manager of the food bank, while people were busy carting in some 651 cases of food weighing...

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