Even though the economy is recovering, many northern Nevadans are still struggling.
So, on Wednesday, the Star Touring and Riding Association and Feed the Children teamed up to help 800 local families.
The two organizations met outside The Salvation Army on Sutro Street and handed out boxes of food to those in need.
Volunteers told us it's great to hear the thank you's.
"That's what gets you because they don't realize that we're getting so much more from them," said Christine Bennett, a member of the Star Tour. "We just want to help them and they're filling our hearts and they're thanking us."
The families that came by picked up a 25 pound food box, filled with non-perishables. One box can feed four people for an entire week.
Along with the food, they also got a hygiene box.
The Star Tour motorcycle group that was handing out the boxes Wednesday. They actually do this every year.
Reno isn't the only place, they are hosting similar events in 12 different cities nationwide.
Micheal Zielinski of The Salvation Army said it's great to have partners willing to help.
"It really helps us to see that folks still want to help. In light of the economy, how stinky it can still be at times, people still want to help and there's a desire in this country to give back to others."
According to The Salvation Army, more than 144,000 children live in poverty in Nevada. That many people could fill Mackey Stadium four times.
Thursday, May 23 2013 2:59 AM EDT2013-05-23 06:59:26 GMT
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