Scheels Summer of Service volunteer event is Saturday

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SPARKS, NV (KOLO) - The Food Bank of Northern Nevada announces the Scheels Summer of Service all-ages volunteer event Saturday, July 13 from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Typically, the age requirement to volunteer at the Food Bank warehouse is at least ten years of age. For this event, children of all ages are welcome when they volunteer with parents or other adults. During this session, volunteers will be packing food for distribution to families in the area. There will also be Circus Circus carnival games and refreshments served.

Where: The Food Bank of Northern Nevada Donald W. Reynolds Food Distribution Center at 550 Italy Drive, McCarran, NV 89434. Take I-80 East to Exit 32, USA Parkway. Turn right at the end of the ramp and follow USA Parkway for approximately 2.5 miles and turn left on Italy Drive. The Food Bank is just ahead on the right side.

Who: Groups or individuals are welcome to participate. Children of any age may attend and must be accompanied by an adult. The event is free but space is limited and generally fills up quickly. Closed-toe shoes are required for all participants. Please RSVP online here or by contacting Amanda Sharkey at, or call 775-785-1431.

Why: Volunteers are vital to the mission of Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Families enjoy teaching their young children the value of giving back and volunteering in the community. Food Bank all ages volunteer events offer a way for families to volunteer together in a way that is fun and educational. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada serves an average of 92,000 people each month. Hunger is a very serious issue in northern Nevada and it takes many hands to make a difference in the lives of families facing hunger.

The event is brought to the community by sponsor Scheels. The Scheels sponsorship also helps feed children and families in the region through the Mobile Harvest program, which provides fresh produce delivered directly to neighborhoods. The Scheels Summer of Service all-ages volunteer event is also supported by Circus Circus.

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