Washoe County Announcement

MEDIA ADVISORY: Washoe County, City of Reno and City of Sparks work to build a hunger-free community
Building & Safety Divisions come together for a great cause

Reno, Nev. July 12, 2018. With 1 in 4 children experiencing hunger in our region, the Building & Safety Divisions at Washoe County, City of Reno and City of Sparks are working together to build a hunger-fighting community with the Summer Food Drive 2018 – and need your help.

What: Summer Food Drive 2018, in collaboration with Washoe County, City of Reno and City of Sparks

When: The community is welcome and encouraged to bring in non-perishable food donation items to bins at multiple locations at the three municipalities before August 1, 2018.

Where: Northern Nevada Food Bank bins are located at the following locations throughout the region:

  • Reno City Hall, One E. First Street: 2nd and 6th floors (deadline to donate at this location 7/24)
  • Reno Building Inspectors Corpyard trailer, 1745 East Commercial Row (deadline to donate at this location 7/24)
  • City of Sparks Legislative Building, 745 Fourth Street Sparks, NV
  • City of Sparks, 431 Prater Way Sparks, NV
  • Washoe County Administration Building, 1001 E. 9th Street, Reno, NV

What should be donated? Most needed items:

  • Canned Meals: Stews, Soups, Spaghetti/Ravioli (Low-Sodium Preferred)
  • Protein: Peanut Butter, Tuna, Salmon, Chicken, Dried or Canned Beans
  • Grains: Whole Grain Cereal, Oatmeal, Brown Rice, Whole Grain Pasta
  • Fruits: Canned (Packed in 100% Juice or Light Syrup), Dried Fruit, Applesauce (No Sugar Added), 100% Fruit Juice Boxes
  • Vegetables: Canned (No Salt Added and/or Low-Sodium Preferred)
  • Dairy: Shelf Stable Milk
  • Kid-friendly Snacks: Granola Bars, Popcorn, Animal Crackers, Graham Crackers
  • Baby Products: Formula, Infant Cereal, Baby Food

For questions or more information, please contact: Kim Jolly, City of Reno, jollyk@reno.gov.

Click here to see the Summer Food Drive 2018 flyer.

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