Final totals are in from our 26th annual Share Your Christmas Drive-by Food Drive. We collected food at three different locations from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. last Friday.

Thanks to your generosity, we collected 211,116 pounds of food at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno - $114,445 in cash was also donated and will go to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

Our Governor's Mansion location in Carson City collected nearly 18,000 pounds of food and $4,066 in cash. Friends In Service Helping (FISH) will get 8,000 pounds, along with $835 - the Ron Wood Family Resource Center will get 4,798 pounds and $2,093 and Advocates to End Domestic Violence will get 5,200 pounds and $1,890.

And our Carson Valley Inn location in Minden collected 222,221 pounds of food and $62,783 in cash. Those donations will go to the Carson Valley Community Closet.     

The Food Bank will still take your donations if you could not make it out on Friday.

Although non-perishable items are accepted, some suggestions include:

  • Canned Meats
  • Canned Fish
  • Peanut Butter
  • Macaroni & Cheese and Pasta Meals
  • Powdered Milk
  • Baby Formula, Baby Food
  • Complete Meals-Stews, Chili, Ravioli, Hearty Soups, etc.
  • Canned Fruits, Juice and Vegetables
  • Dry Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Pasta

In the Reno and Carson drop off locations, toy donations will be going to the Toys for Tots organization. In Minden, toys will go to the Project Santa Claus organization.

If you can't make it to the Share Your Christmas event, there's still more ways to share! Simply text the word "share" and then a dollar amount to 50155 for a monetary donation.