Family drive today collects food for Food Bank

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Varma family in the Monte Rosa neighborhood is holding its annual community food drive December 9.

A Reno native since 1995, Nishu Varma has been hosting her food drive since 2014. Over the years it has continued to grow, first just family and then neighbors, and now people come from all over Reno to donate and enjoy her community spirit and hospitality – In addition to a food truck serving breakfast burritos, Nishu serves fresh-baked pastries prepared by her family to all who attend.

The Varmas have been able to more than double the number of donations since 2014, and this year their goal is to gather 1500 pounds of non-perishable food donations for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. With the holidays and winter weather approaching, the need is greater than ever.

The event is Sunday, December 9 and runs from 9 a.m. to noon at 3625 Aspen Hollow in Reno.