WASHOE COUNTY LIBRARY NEWS RELEASE:
From Nov. 9 to 30, patrons can bring cans of food to the library in lieu of fines to help feed the hungry. Food barrels will be placed at 11 library locations, and the food will be delivered to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Food brought to Incline 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.
These food items are especially needed: Canned meats, fish and peanut butter; macaroni and cheese and pasta meals; powdered milk, baby formula and baby food; complete meals in a can such as stew, chili, ravioli and hearty soups; canned fruits, juice and vegetables; and dry cereal, oatmeal, rice and pasta.
Food barrel locations:
Downtown Reno Library, 301 S. Center Street, Reno, 327-8300.
Traner Community Library 1650 Carville Drive, Reno, 333-5134.
Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 832-4130
North Valleys Library, 1075 North Hills Blvd. #340, Reno, 972-0281.
Northwest Reno Library, 2325 Robb Drive, Reno, 787-4100.
Senior Center Library, 1155 E. 9th St., Reno, 328-2586.
Sierra View Library (Reno Town Mall), 4001 S. Virginia St., Reno, 827-3232.
South Valleys Library, 15650A Wedge Parkway, Reno, 851-5190.
Spanish Springs Library, 7100A Pyramid Lake Highway, Sparks, 424-1800.
Sparks Library, 1125 12th Street, Sparks, 352-3200.
Verdi Community Library and Nature Center, 270 Bridge St., Verdi, 345-8104.
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