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Tue., Feb. 15, 2011, 11:44 a.m.

Hunger has been dumped

The final numbers are in from the five week Dump Hunger campaign to collect donations for local food banks. The goal was to fill a dump truck with 225,000 pounds of food. Western States Equipment branches in five western states teamed up with regional Albertson's locations to collect food. The drive collected 348,607 pounds of food, plus $25,952. Each dollar is considered to be equal to five pounds of food, making the grand total 528,319 pounds of food for local food banks.

Local beneficiaries include Community Action Partnership in Hayden (5,378 pounds) and Second Harvest (76,264 pounds). In all, donations were given to 13 agencies in Idaho, Washington, Montana, Oregon and Wyoming. This is the third year for the Dump Hunger campaign, which has brought in 1,233,017 pounds of food since its inception.  

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Nina Culver
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