Benton Franklin Fair donates 7,860 pounds of food to 2nd Harvest Tri-Cities

KENNEWICK, Wash. -- The Benton Franklin Fair and Rodeo donated $1,310 to 2nd Harvest Tri-Cities to help fight hunger in the community. That money will purchase 7,860 pounds of food.

The fair donated $2 from each adult admission ticket sold on opening day, Aug. 20. 

In total, the fair has donated 108,258 pounds of food to 2nd Harvest over the past decade.

"That's equivalent to 90,000 meals for hungry kids and families in our area - an incredible impact," said Jean Tucker, Development and Marketing Director for 2nd Harvest.

The fair board says it sees its long-standing partnership with 2nd Harvest as a natural fit given the event's agricultural roots. 

"Making sure our community has enough to east is a priority," said Fair Board President Duane Howard. "The fair has supported 2nd Harvest for more than a decade. That's something we're very proud of."

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