Carson City Food Drive Kicks Off

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RENO, NV - The USDA held its 'Feds Feed Families' food drive in Carson City Saturday.

The event is designed to bring in donations of food to help local families who are struggling. All donations will benefit the Ron Wood Family Resource Center, a local food pantry that provides emergency rations for about 425 families each week.

Pam Winebarger, the food bank and volunteer coordinator, said the need in the community is great. "We're seeing many more families in need, and seniors too, which is sad."

In case you missed it Saturday, they will be running the drive again on August 16 at the Third and Curry Street Farmer's Market.

In addition, ongoing donations of canned foods or nonperishable dry foods can be made directly to the Ron Wood Family Resource Center, located at 2621 Northgate Lane, Suite 62. The food drive will run through Aug. 27, 2014.