The Puyallup Fair’s annual opening day food drive this year collected 200,000 pounds of food, an all-time record.
Last year’s drive yielded 160,000 pounds; the donations go to the Puyallup Food Bank. The fair coordinates the drive with KOMO 4, KOMO Newsradio and KOMOnews.com.
It’s “an ideal way for the Puyallup Fair to give back to the community,” Fair CEO Kent Hojem said in a news release.
The 17-day fair kicked off last Friday. Gate admission was free the first three hours, and fairgoers were asked to bring donations of non-perishable food for the drive.
Korum Ford and Lincoln, Korum for Kids Foundation and Fisher Fair Scones also made donations, helping organizers reach their goal of collecting 200,000 pounds, according to the news release.
This year’s fair ends Sept. 23.