There are only a few jars of baby food left to be given away at St. Vincent's Food Pantry. That, along with diapers and baby wipes are the things that run out the fastest at the particular Northern Nevada charity.
"We're really finding young families, young kids - parents are really struggling in a hard way," says Peter Vogel, Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada.
Raising Cane's in Reno is hoping to help fill that void. For the next ten days they are hosting an Easter collection drive with donation bins and signs encouraging patrons to bring in items for babies and children.
"We focus on positively giving back to the community with our efforts," says Molly Herbert.
Raising Cane's is a national restaurant chain, but they pride themselves in local community involvement - and that's where Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada comes in - they always need donations.
"We have actually almost tripled the amount of services we're providing to people in those last five years. And a lot of it is folks that historically never really needed help, a lot of it is this recession that hit, five, six, seven years ago, it really put a lot of people in difficult situations," says Vogel.
Herbert adds, "Community members can bring in the baby items from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and the items include baby formula, baby food, pacifiers, that sort of thing..."
This weekend Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada will give out 400 Easter baskets to needy children in our community - and any of the other items families might need help with.
"This is an opportunity in a lot of cases for those folks who are really on the edge, really struggling - to get to know us, get to know we're there and how we can help."
If you would like to help, donations bins will be set up at Raising Cane's in Reno until April 18th.
Along with the Raising Cane's store in south Reno, donations are also being accepted at St. Vincent's Food Pantry and Thrift Shop at 500 East Fourth Street in Reno.
Written by Andi Guevara