RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Valentine’s Day is often celebrated with dinners, chocolate and flowers and this year, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada is hosting a special “Palentine’s Day” volunteer session for those with a heart for hunger in their community. Participants will grab a friend, and head to the Food Bank Warehouse to sort and pack food from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 14.
Volunteers who show the love for their community at the special “Palentine’s Day” session will be rewarded with complimentary chocolates and free entries into a raffle that will be drawn every half hour during the session.
Volunteers are the heart of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Last year, more than 5,700 people visited the Food Bank of Northern Nevada offering in excess of 26,000 hours to help serve the 95,000 people who face hunger each month. Volunteers help the Food Bank by sorting and packing food that will be distributed through a network of 145 partner agencies throughout the 90,000 square mile service area. Sessions are held Tuesday through Saturday and there are many opportunities to get involved.
Space is limited for the special “Palentine’s Day” volunteer session and interested parties are encouraged to sign up here.. Volunteers can create a volunteer account by submitting the New Volunteer Application online and will then be able to view all of the current volunteer opportunities.
Hunger is a serious issue in northern Nevada with one out of every five children in the area not knowing where their next meal is coming from. Volunteers are the vital link between donated food and the families who need it.