Raise Awareness

There is strength in numbers. Make a lasting difference in the lives of your neighbors in need by raising hunger awareness and supporting legislative change.

RAise Awareness

Advocate for Hunger

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada provides a voice for the 1 in 7 Nevadans who face hunger every day. That voice is heard in city halls, county government, Carson City, and Washington, D.C. Advocacy is a vital part of the Food Bank’s commitment to alleviating hunger in our community.

What can you do to make your voice heard?

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada works with statewide and national anti-hunger organizations to support legislation addressing widespread food insecurity. Here are some ideas for advocating for hunger relief.

  • Call your representatives, (local, state and federal) and let them know that you care about hunger in your community and that you support the federal nutrition programs that are so important to families in need.
  • Write a letter to the editor about hunger in your community and why you care.
  • Tell your friends, family and co-workers why you are involved in this fight.

To learn more about the Food Bank of Northern Nevada’s involvement in state and federal policy, contact our Public Policy Advocate, Shane Piccinini, or call (775) 785-1418.

Political Endorsement Disclaimer:

While the Food Bank of Northern Nevada may issue position papers on information related to political and policy issues, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada does not endorse any political parties or candidates for public office.  Any political statements or endorsements made by individuals or organizations adding the Food Bank of Northern Nevada’s information to their website does not represent a political endorsement, the position, or policy of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Any candidate for public office claiming an endorsement from the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, its departments or offices is doing so without permission.

Invite Us to Present

We would love to come and present to your club, group or class about hunger in our area. We can gear our presentation to what you would like to know about the subject and what you can do to help. We also love it when we get company at the Food Bank so we can give tours. We are proud of our work and like to give our supporters the behind the scenes tour. Please contact Jocelyn Lantrip, Director of Marketing & Communications, to find out more.

Bridges To a Thriving Nevada Training

Bridges is an anti-poverty initiative that provides tools that can be applied to any sector in our community that provide the understanding of how economic class affects a sustainable community. Get a better understanding of Bridges by taking the Day One  and Day Two Trainings.

Contact Cassie Moir, Chief Human Resources Officer at (775) 331-3663 ext 155 or Stacey Wittek, Getting Ahead Program Coordinator, for more details.

2016 BRIDGES DAY 1 TRAINING DATES

 2016 BRIDGES DAY 2 TRAINING DATES