Thanks to you, our 21st annual Share Your Christmas Drive-by Food Drive collected an amazing amount of food for our community!
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada reports we helped collect more than $180,000 in Reno and more than 60,000 pounds of food – enough for 5 truckloads of more of food.
Preliminary totals from Carson City show we helped collect 17,000 pounds and $5,000 and in Minden more than 106,000 pounds of good was collected and $55,000.
Much of what was collected on Friday will be shipped out to help stock up area community pantries. But it's expected to last just three months. "We have 130 partner agencies, so the food collected in Carson and Minden will stay there and we will distribute all of this through the northern part of the state," says Jocelyn Lantrip. "I just want to thank everyone who helped out. Every year we are astounded at how generous this community is to help and we are so very grateful!"
The Food Bank will still take your donations if you could not make it out on Friday.
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada's Donald W. Reynolds Regional Food Distribution Center is located EAST of Sparks, Nevada.
From the Reno/Sparks area, drive east on I-80 and take Exit 32, USA Parkway. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp and follow USA Parkway 2.5 miles to Italy Drive. Turn left onto Italy Drive. The Food Bank is on the right at 550 Italy Drive.
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada
Donald W. Reynolds Regional Food Distribution Center
550 Italy Drive
McCarran, NV 89434
Phone: (775) 331-3663
Although non-perishable items are accepted, some suggestions include:
Macaroni & Cheese and Pasta Meals
Baby Formula, Baby Food
Complete Meals-Stews, Chili, Ravioli, Hearty Soups, etc.
Canned Fruits, Juice and Vegetables
Monetary Donations - make checks payable to: the Food Bank of Northern Nevada