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Food Pantry Hosts 'Farmers Market' for Clients

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On Thursday Raley’s partnered with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to give out fresh fruits and vegetables to those who need it.

The "farmer's market" was available for people stopping by the Saint Francis Assisi food pantry.

Organizers say it helps give food insecure families a chance to have a more nutritionally complete diet.

"When you add the kind of foods that they’re getting today, it’s really a special treat for everybody coming through,” says Food Bank of Northern Nevada President Al Brislain.

Organizers say these kinds of programs are especially important in the summer as many families whose children who get breakfast and lunch at school have a harder time getting enough food.

In Washoe County, 55% of school aged children qualify for free or reduced priced school meals. 

To learn more, or to donate to the Food Bank, click here: 

And - for the month of July, Grocery Outlet Bargain Market is fighting hunger. 

For the entire month of July, you can donate during Grocery Outlet's annual ‘Independence From Hunger Food Drive. 

If you donate $5, the store will give you $5 off a future purchase of $25 or more. 

You can also pick up high need food items, or a pre-made bag and place them in collection bins. 

This food drive lasts through the end of the month.

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