Food Bank of Northern Nevada is asking for the community’s support on Saturday, May 14 as it joins America’s letter carriers and Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
Hosted each year by the National Association of Letter Carriers, Stamp Out Hunger is the largest single-day food drive in the country. The event helps to support local food banks and the one in six Americans who struggle with hunger.
Non-perishable, non-expired food items can be left in a sturdy bag near mailboxes on the day of the event. A letter carrier will collect the donations and deliver them to local food banks and pantries, including the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, Lyon County Human Services in Yerington, Project Mana in Truckee and Incline Village, Fish in Carson City and Dayton, Carson Valley Community Food Closet, and the Churchill Community Pantry in Fallon.
This year, supporters are asked to consider attending a Pack-A-Thon volunteer event to help sort and pack donations from the food drive. The Pack-A-Thon on Saturday, May 21 will consist of three two-hour volunteer sessions. Volunteers can join at 8 or 10:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. Registration is required at https://fbnn.org/stamp-out-hunger-food-drive-and-pack-a-thon/.