Food drive donations dip slightly |

Food drive donations dip slightly

Staff report

Collections for this year’s Share Your Holiday Food Drive-by Food Drive didn’t measure up to last year’s effort, by about 3,000.

The collection of food was off nearly 3,200 pounds, and cash donations were down $3,048.

Despite the dip, 96,689 pounds of food was collected from three collection centers during the 12-hour event and $16,334 in cash.

Collections at the Governor’s Mansion included 24,865 pounds of food and $8,639 in cash. The cash collection in Carson City was the only category to see an increase over last year’s totals. More than $8,639 was collected, compared with the 2003 total of $4,187.

Cash totals from donations at the Reno Hilton dropped from $10,396 to $3,884 and those at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden dipped to $3,810, compared to $4,800 in 2003.

Total food collections in 2003 were 99,889 pounds.