Fairgoers help food bank

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Genevieve Huard

Co-editor

Puyallup Fairgoers on opening day literally donated tons of food for the Puyallup Food Bank this year.

In fact, almost twice as many pounds of food were donated compared to last year.

From 10 a.m. until noon on Sept. 9, fairgoers who brought a non-perishable food donation for the Puyallup Food Bank got free admission. The food drive was sponsored by KOMO 4 News.

“Last year we collected 90,000 pounds of food. This year we expect more because the promotion started earlier,” said Kent Boyle, Puyallup Food Bank board member while loading donated food onto a truck Friday afternoon.

This year, 160,000 pounds of food were donated during the two-hour promotion.People were encouraged to bring canned food as part of the free admission to the fair on the morning of opening day.

The food was donated to people in need in both Puyallup and Sumner.

For more information about the Puyallup Food Bank, visit its website at www.puyallupfoodbank.org or call (253) 848-5240.

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