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Food Bank Holds Kick-Off Event

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 The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is preparing for the holiday season. But in order for their efforts to be a success, they need help. That's why they are encouraging businesses, non-profits, and even individuals to get Food Bank barrels so they can collect food.

“People can just drive through and pick up the barrels and boxes they need to have their own food drive,” said Jocelyn Lantrip with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

The food banks says by collecting barrels at the Grand Sierra Resort on Thursday, it is actually reducing costs for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Lantrip says that is money that can go towards buying more food.

The Food Bank serves more than 100,000 people a month, and they are expecting even more demand this time of year.

“Things are getting colder,” said Lantrip. “We are looking to raise 200,000 lbs. of food over the holiday season. We will need it and we will go through it very quickly.”

If you would like to get a barrel from the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, call them at (775) 331-3663.
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