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Casino, radio benefit brings in four tons of food for Valley bank
Snoqualmie Casino and 94.1 KMPS-FM collected more than 8,000 pounds of food in a sold-out concert and food drive held Saturday, Dec. 11.
The Ho Ho Ho-down Holiday Concert featured country music rising stars Chris Young and Lee Brice. Attendees to the near-capacity concert donated non-perishable food items in exchange for raffle tickets for various prizes.
“It was great to see how many people came out to support this event,” said performer Lee Brice. “Thanks to everyone at KMPS and the Snoqualmie Tribal Food Bank for inviting me out. We had a great turn out and a lot of people stepped up an pitched in to support the community.”
“I’m honored to have been part of this amazing event with KMPS," Young added. "What a great success to literally collect tons of food for those less fortunate.”
The Snoqualmie Tribal Food Bank is a full service food bank bringing much needed food to the kitchen tables of many of the greater Snoqualmie Valley's most needy families. The food bank provides food to over 4,000 families annually.
"Last year’s donation was the single largest donation we have ever received, and this year double it,” said Snoqualmie Tribal Food Bank director Maryanne Hinzman. “The amount of food collected will help us feed hundreds of families for the next few months. That's incredible, and we thank everyone who donated."
“There is so much need out there this year and KMPS listeners are extremely generous,” said Becky Brenner, program director/digital web manager for KMPS-FM/CBS Radio Seattle. “We are proud to partner with Snoqualmie Casino to gather food for our neighbors served by the Snoqualmie Tribal Food Bank."