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Community Food Closet Serves Carson Valley Families

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Our Share Your Christmas Drive-By Food Drive is coming up in just a couple of days. It helps a number of local non-profits, including the Carson Valley Community Food Closet in Gardnerville.

Deb Contryman is able feed herself and her two children with the help she gets at the Food Closet. "Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get a job, so I've been taking care of the girls."

The Food Closet is small, but serves a big, rural area. Especially the growing elderly population in Douglas County. "25 percent of our community is retirees, those are people who will never have jobs," said Kate Savage from the Food Closet. "It's not something that they'll be able to get off of our service. Our service is a permanent solution for putting food on their table."

"It's overwhelming to see those who come in the first time and they're so embarrassed," said volunteer Carol Brodie. "It's like, nobody in this country should have to go hungry."

Carol Brodie is one of the many volunteers who are the life blood of the Food Closet. Without them, the non-profit would never be able to feed the 500 families they serve every month.

Next year, the Carson Valley Community Food Closet will be expanding; building a new facility in the open lot next to their current location. "Our clients don't need to adjust any of their transportation schedules, any of their timing schedules," said Savage. "They'll still be able to come to exactly the same place."

The new building means this year the Food Closet is in need of money donations along with food. They are grateful for all contributions made.

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