More than 3,000 lbs. of food donated through ‘Christmas in July’ food drive

Published: Jul. 25, 2022 at 6:02 AM PDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2022 at 3:53 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Thanks to generous donations from the community, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada raised the equivalent of 14,068 meals at its Christmas in July Food Drive Monday.

According to the food bank, they received 3,061 pounds of food and nearly $4,000 in monetary donations.

ORIGINAL STORY: Often we think hunger is an issue only during the holiday season. But the Food Bank of Northern Nevada has seen an increasing need for food assistance throughout the summer.

In response to the growing need, they are hosting their Christmas in July food drive from 9 a.m. until noon on Monday, July 25, 2022.

This is a drive-through food drive, so there’s no need to get out of your car. Donations will be unloaded from your car by volunteers. Items most needed are canned goods like :

- entrées (soups, chili’s, etc.)

- protein (tuna, chicken, beans)

- canned fruit (packed in water or juice preferred)

- canned vegetables (low sodium preferred)

Food donations will be taken from the front main entrance at Scheels. If you are not able to attend the food drive, you can text the word “feednv” with an amount to “50155″. You can also donate online here. Every $1= 3 meals.

For more information on the Christmas in July Food Drive, click here.

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