From November 5-26, 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.
These food items are especially needed: Canned meats, fish and peanut butter; macaroni & 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; dry cereal, oatmeal, rice and pasta. Last year we collected over 9,000 lbs of food—now is the time to return library materials and help our community.
Food barrel locations:
Downtown Reno Library, 301 S. Center Street, Reno, 327-8300.
Duncan/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.
For more information about library programs and services, please visit us online at www.washoecountylibrary.us.