Community Briefly June 29

Carson City Grocery Outlet helps feed people facing hunger

Carson City Grocery Outlet has announced the Independence from Hunger Campaign, a month-long effort during July which will bring together Carson City Grocery Outlet and their customers to help feed people in Carson City who are facing hunger and dealing with food insecurity.

Carson City Grocery Outlet will encourage their customers to donate food and cash to support the local Friends In Service Helping Food Bank.

Carson City Grocery Outlet has made it simple to join the cause with these easy options for their customers:

• Look for specially-marked food items. These are items that F.I.S.H. currently needs. Purchase those items and place them in the collection bin at the front of the store.

• Tell a Grocery Outlet cashier that you'd like to make a cash donation at the register. Donations will go directly to F.I.S.H. Food Bank

• Pick up information at Carson City Grocery Outlet about hunger, food insecurity and local/national resources for people in need. Be informed and willing to help.

For more information about Carson City Grocery Outlet and Independence from Hunger, go to: http://groceryoutlet.com/carsoncity-nv/.

Senior outing trip for July heads to Harveys

Happy Senior Tours will go to Harveys on July 12.

The bus will load at 7:45 a.m. at the Carson City Senior Citizens Center, 901 Beverley Drive, and return to the center at 4 p.m.

Cost is $17. The casino will give each guest $10 in free play plus a food voucher for the day.

To register contact the senior center at 883-0703.

Capital Democrats to meet

Capital Democrats will meet at 7 p.m. July 6 in the AFSCME Building, 700 E. Robinson St.

Pizza and more will be available from 6:30 p.m.

Discussions will include candidates running in the upcoming election, registration of new voters, and participation in the candidate barbecue and fun fair to be sponsored by Carson City Democratic Women's Club July 23. 

For more information, call the Democratic headquarters at 841-3367.

PTA Nevada Congress receives $1,000 through The Allstate Foundation

Allstate agent Dennis Brinson has earned an Allstate Foundation "Agency Hands in the Community" award for outstanding commitment to community service. With this award comes a $1,000 grant from The Allstate Foundation to PTA Nevada Congress.

"These grant funds will provide necessary resources to PTA Nevada Congress that it otherwise wouldn't have," Brinson said. "The experiences I've enjoyed working with PTA Nevada Congress have been life-changing. This organization truly improves the lives of those within our community and I'm proud to play a part."

The program, which launched in 2003, recognizes Allstate agents' volunteerism within the community and provides financial support to organizations through The Allstate Foundation. Every Allstate agent who volunteers for a charitable organization in their community may qualify for this award.

Friends of the Library host annual dinner meeting

July 14 is the date for the annual dinner meeting for the Friends of the Carson City Library.

A no-host bar will open at 5 p.m. followed by dinner and a business meeting at 5:30 p.m. at the Plaza Conference Center.

Guest speaker will be author Dale Brown, and a tri-tip or vegetarian dinner will be served at a cost of $10 for members of the Friends.

Reservations can by made by calling 885-9917 or 883-3219 or by coming in to the Friends' Book Store at the Library.

Anyone who is not a member and would like to join the Friends is invited to join.

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