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Local woman intends to fill dining room with canned tuna for food bank’s Great Tuna Challenge

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Canned tuna is a food item the Food Bank of Northern Nevada always needs and often purchases to supply to its food clients. September is Hunger Action Month, and the city of Reno, city of Sparks, Washoe County and Wolf Pack Athletics have issued a challenge to Northern Nevadans to donate canned tuna for the September Great Tuna Challenge.

De De Rosene, volunteer for the food bank and partner of Meyer Rosene Advertising Design, was out for a run when the idea came to her to collect enough cans of tuna in September to fill her dining room as a fun way to participate in the challenge.

“I think it will take about 5000 cans of tuna to fill my dining room,” says Rosene. “My son was the first to make a donation to what should become a massive stack of canned tuna by the end of September.”

Rosene set up a Facebook page for “Run on Tuna” and will track the progress throughout the month with photographs and updates. Anyone interested in donating canned tuna to help Rosene meet her goal, please contact her at (775) 225-0814 or email [email protected].

“Next year I’d really like to organize a fun run or race in conjunction with collecting canned tuna for the food bank,” says Rosene.

Hunger Action Month is a national campaign of Feeding America which encourages communities to take an active role in ending hunger during the month of September.

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