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Pasco schools collect food to feed more than 3,000 families through 2nd Harvest

PASCO, Wash. - Buses were traveling the roads Thursday afternoon. It wasn't full of students, but food for families in need. 

The Pasco School District started collecting food in December to donate to 2nd Harvest. On Saturday, they parked outside Yoke's Fresh Market for project "Fill the Bus."

"These kids, they're amazing," said Tamara Pearson, a Pasco School District bus driver. "They go home, they talk to their parents and they want to give back to their community. It's awesome. I think that Pasco School District should be very proud of these students."

The school district went to 2nd Harvest Thursday morning and dropped off food stuffed into three Pasco school buses.

"I think it's excellent that the children are learning this at a young age to learn to give back," Pearson said. "There's a lot of people that don't. Even as adults don't know."

After bringing in the food, 2nd Harvest weighed it. The total was nearly 4,000 pounds. To give you a better idea, it'll feed around 3,300 families in Benton and Franklin Counties. 

 

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