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Living Stones Churches Call Food Drive Sweeping Success

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A couple weeks ago, we told you Living Stones Churches were holding a statewide food drive for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

Wednesday afternoon, the Food Bank picked up the donation.

Living Stones' goal was to raise 10,000 pounds of food. They doubled that number, 20,000 pounds.

The Food Bank's Jocelyn Lantrip says the donation will go a long way in feeding the hungry in our community.

"It's needed a lot. We have so many families in need right now. We have not seen the need level drop off yet, like we keep expecting it to. It just keeps going up and up."

Lantrip said the majority of this food will go to children and seniors.

She said thanks to this food drive, they can stock their shelves at the Food Bank with pasta, cans of fruit and tuna.

Craig Parish is the Executive Pastor at Living Stones in Reno. He said their three locations, from Elko, Sparks and Reno all collected food, making this the largest, most successful food drive they have ever organized.

They have been working on a series called "Fighting For Grace" and they didn't want their message to stay within the church walls.

"We have been transformed by grace. Our heart is to serve this city, to be in this city and for this city. We want to seek the welfare of the city God has called us to live in."

For more information on the Food Bank, go to fbnn.org

Written by Chris Ciarlo

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