Operation Harvest aims for record collection

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Hundreds of people in Yakima donated their time and energy to make sure the less fortunate have food on the table.

Volunteers hoped to collect 130 tons of food at Operation Harvest.
Neighbors left food on their doorsteps and then volunteers went and picked it up.

Organizers say it makes them feel good to help people in need.

"We know this is a tough time for a lot of people here with lack of jobs and the housing market being so poor and everything so if indeed we can fill those tummies of our people who need the food tonight and into the holiday season, we're happy to do that," said Patty Dion, Operation Harvest Co-Chair.

This was the 30th year of Operation Harvest.
All the food will be used to feed families this holiday season.