September is Hunger Action Month and a number of groups are looking to help, including a local church that is holding a food drive.
The Living Stones Church and their pastoral staff heard about all the reports of people going hungry in our area, so they decided to get together and do something about it.
"One in four children in Washoe County right now is going to bed not knowing where their next meal is coming from," says the Lead Pastor of Living Stones Church Harvey Turner. "So, we as a church, believe we are suppose to be here for people spiritually, but also physically as a church."
Pastor Turner said they have been working on a sermon series called Fighting for Grace. Turner said they want to do more than talk about what God's grace is, but put it into practice by giving those in need a helping hand.
Turner said that's why they are holding a food drive, in hopes of raising about 10,000 pounds of food.
They have reached 40% of that goal already, but they are asking for your help to get there or even top that number.
"Often times, when we hear news, we hear a lot of statistics and numbers, but I think it's easy to forget these numbers represent people and the represent mouths we are feeding, so my heart is really for the people we are serving," said Executive Pastor of Living Stones Craig Parish.
You don't have to be a part of the congregation to help out, everybody is welcome.
All you have to do is bring non-perishable food to Living Stones Church on South Virginia Street Monday through Friday from 9am until 5pm or on Sunday. Living Stones also has a Sparks location.