Mike Wiley has been volunteering at the food closet for 11 years and has gotten to know some of the people who rely on it every month. "Her husband left her with two young kids. Jessie had no skills. She used the Food Closet for about two years. She now is a proprietress of a beauty salon and she's very successful."The Carson Valley Community Food Closet in Minden serves more than 500 families per month. Director Sarah Sanchez says they pride themselves in being able to offer a lot of things that many programs cannot like fresh vegetables even bread, milk and eggs. "We are really fortunate that we kinda got every category of food. So, we have bakery items, we have produce, meat and dairy and then we have your typical dry goods."