Wednesday, December 05, 2007

15th Annual KTVN Channel 2 Share Your Holiday Drive-By Food Drive to Benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada

RENO, Nev. — The 15th Annual KTVN Channel 2 Share Your Holiday Drive-By Food Drive to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada will be held from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada needs donations to help feed the 58,000+ hungry people it serves year-round. Currently, the food bank is at just 25 percent of its goal of 200,000 pounds of food for its holiday food drive.

Cash and non-perishable, non-expired food donations can be dropped off from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations: The Grand Sierra Resort (2500 East 2nd Street in Reno), Summit Sierra Mall (13925 S. Virginia St in Reno), the governor's mansion (600 N. Mountain St. in Carson City) and the Carson Valley Inn (1627 Hwy 395 in Minden). KTVN will be broadcasting live from these drop-off locations.

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is a food distribution and support system for more than 100 different direct service, non-profit agencies serving the needy, the ill, the elderly and children. Last year, it distributed more than 4 million pounds of food to more than 80 member agencies. This food, valued at more than $6.7 million, fed more than 58,000 people.

Television station KTVN Channel 2 is a CBS affiliate serving Reno, Nevada, and Lake Tahoe, California. The station is owned by Sarkes Tarzian, Inc.

Two-thirds of the people served by the Food Bank of Northern Nevada are under age 18 or over age 65. About 85 percent of the food collected is distributed to families of the working poor and elderly. Since residents of the community constitute 89 percent of the food bank clients, it is essential for people to lend their support to help their neighbors. Kudos to KTVN for continuing to support and publicize this annual event and the critical niche that the food bank fills in the community.

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