10/20/2011 by | Comments (0)
FOOD FOR FINES AT THE LIBRARY: HELPING TO FEED THE HUNGRYFrom November 7-28, patrons can bring cans or boxes of food to the library in lieu of fines to help feed the hungry. Food barrels will be placed at library locations throughout Washoe County and the food will be delivered to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Food brought to Incline Village Library will be donated to Project MANA.Library patrons are asked to bring one non-perishable food item for every overdue book or other item. (Food cannot be exchanged for lost or damaged library materials.) Everyone is welcome to participate in this food drive that has delivered thousands of pounds of food to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Project MANA. rice and pasta.
10/18/2011 by | Comments (0)
Long time restaurateurs and new Food Bank friends, Mark and Aly Estee,are opening an upscale space on the Truckee River in downtown Reno.
They have generously offered to give 50% of their opening night proceeds to the Food Bank.
The announcement below contains a link to order tickets (fast and easy!) for the opening night.
Don't miss this geat event that will benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.
Click here to puchase your tickets online:
Or you can purchase them in person at Abbi Public Relations; 275 Hill Street #250, Reno, NV 89501. 775-323-2977.
Here's a map to Campo:
10/05/2011 by | Comments (1)
Kids Cafe is a free meal program for children ages 1-18 years. During the school year, a free dinner is available at 27 locations throughout Washoe County (most are in public schools). Kids Cafe meals are supported by USDA and Child and Adult Care Food Programs and are available to all children without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Free nutritious meals are served to all children ages 1-18 years. Meals must be eaten on site.
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada serves Kids Cafe dinners at 27 different sites throughout Washoe County. The majority of these sites are at Washoe County Schools. A full listing of sites and meal times can be found at Kids Cafe Schedule or at www.fbnn.org.
Most sites serve dinner Monday through Friday with some variations to this schedule. Times vary by site.
For all children ages 1 -18 years of age. Over 50% of the children in the neighborhoods served are eligible for free or reduced school lunches. Children do not need to be enrolled at the school or be a part of the particular after school program to eat in the Kids Cafe dinner program.
Kids Cafe offers children an opportunity to receive nutritious meals so that they are ready to learn and thrive in school and in life. Over 1/3 of children who live in Washoe County do not have enough food to eat. Hungry children have more difficulty learning and concentrating in school and miss more days due to illness.
In accordance with federal law and USDA policy, the sponsoring institutions are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
10/04/2011 by | Comments (0)
|Over the past 5 years Reno Fright Fest has become the largest, most attended and talked about, highly anticipated Halloween Attraction in Northern Nevada. The haunted house is entering their 6th year inside Meadowood Mall Reno. Don’t miss Northern Nevada’s longest-running haunted attraction starting October 6th! |
The Slaughter House is Northern Nevada’s largest ever indoor Haunted House. This year, it is an over 8000 square foot Haunt that has undergone full redesign from previous years. See new rooms, custom scares, and terrifying scenes that will have guests running for the door. The Slaughterhouse Haunt also offers a brand-new deal this year: a kid-friendly show that’s frightfully appropriate for younger ghouls and goblins!
Dates & Hours of Operation:
October 6th - 9th
October 13th -16th
October 20th - 23rd
October 27th -31st
Thursdays – Saturdays:
7 p.m. -11 p.m.
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Kid-Friendly Show)
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
General Admission is $12. Bring a donation of canned food and receive $2 off! Food donations benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. On Sunday afternoons our kid friendly show has special pricing just for the young ones. Children 10 and under are half price, so bring the whole family. For the easiest access use the mall
entrance across from the City Fare Transfer Station.
For more information contact:
(775) 885-6999 (Production Office)
10/03/2011 by | Comments (0)
Food Day is coming. It’s easy to be a part of it.
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is joining the State of Nevada Health Division to celebrate a national effort in a very local and meaningful way. Food Day is October 24, 2011. Nevada is celebrating by holding a state-wide chili food drive October 24 – 28, for those who are hungry in our state.
FOOD DAY in Nevada - It’s Chili Outside – Let’s Make Nevada Hunger Free
Click here for the flyer.
If you would like to become a Chili Drop off site, please do! Our goal for the state is to have over 100 sites! If you’d like to participate – please go online and sign up to be a site!!!
Even if you are only collecting for your building/company, PLEASE go on line to foodday.org and follow the steps below to register.
The state is beginning a statewide media campaign in Mid-October and will be directing people to the FoodDay.org website. Your organization or business will be listed as a site!
If you have not registered your site, below are the steps to becoming a site. If you or some business you know would like to volunteer to be a drop off site they need to:
- Go to www.foodday.org and sign up to be a site location using the title of “It’s Chili Outside – Let’s Make Nevada Hunger Free”, that lets everyone know they are a part of our campaign.
- Make a box or barrel and post the flyer on the box.
- All food or checks collected will go to your local food banks or pantries. Your efforts STAY LOCAL to fill your community needs.
- Email Gale Thomssen at the State Office at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know that you are on board as a site.
- Share this with everyone you know.