Area churches collect over 2,000 lbs. at "Feed the 5000" food drive

LEWISTON, ID - The goal to 'Feed the 5000' was met last weekend as community churches came together for a massive food drive.

Idaho Food Bank Branch Manager, Cari Miller said they collected a whopping 2,000 pounds of food, and that's just half of the donations. The Asotin County Food Bank got a truck load of food as well.

"Whether it be the Asotin County Food Bank or the Idaho Food Bank, it all goes to the same cause," said ID. Food Bank Operation Support, Jim Durland. "We reach out to the same people in need."

19 L-C Valley churches came together to host the second annual event. The partnership is part of the Shalom Project which works to connect churches together.