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Evergreen State Fair collects 33,866 pounds of food on opening day

13 percent increase from last year


Last updated 9/6/2019 at 12:57pm

Opening day of the Evergreen State Fair rounded up 33,866 pounds of canned goods to support food banks across Snohomish County.

Aug. 22 became the largest single-day food drive at the Evergreen State Fair, increasing 13% from last year. According to a news release from Volunteers of America Western Washington (VOAWW), donations from the food drive will provide 28,222 meals for families.

The collected goods will go to 18 food banks in the Snohomish Food Bank Coalition, including Mill Creek, Arlington, Camano Island, Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Maltby, Marysvil...

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