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Community assistance requested for Thanksgiving in May


image006CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NORTHERN NEVADA NEWS RELEASE – Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada is asking the community for non-perishable food donations to give away at their upcoming “Thanksgiving in May” event happening Wednesday, May 22, at the St. Vincent’s Food Pantry. The charity has 1,600 frozen turkeys to give out to food pantry clients, but still needs all the traditional fixings to go with them. The following non-perishable food items are still needed: boxed stuffing mix, instant mashed potatoes, canned cranberry sauce, bread rolls, canned vegetables and fruit, and desserts. Cash donations are also accepted.

Catholic Charities’s goal is to give 1,600 hungry local households a turkey and a box of food, so they can go home and prepare a special “holiday” meal. “We think this event really highlights the fact that hunger occurs in our community year-round, and not just during the holidays,” said St. Vincent’s Food Pantry Manager Scott Cooksley.

Donations can be dropped off at St. Vincent’s Food Pantry at 500 E. Fourth Street in Reno, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. If your business or organization would like to hold a food drive for “Thanksgiving in May,” call Development Director Auburn Harrison, at 775-322-7073, ext. 235, to schedule a barrel delivery.

Established in 1941, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) is a Nevada-based, 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, non-profit corporation operating nine human service programs including: St. Vincent’s Dining Room, St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, St. Vincent’s Emergency Assistance Program, St. Vincent’s Residence, St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop, Holy Child Early Learning Center, Immigration Assistance Program, Adoption Program, and the Kids to Seniors Korner Program. CCNN is committed to providing help and creating hope in our community. From infants to seniors, CCNN assists approximately 40,000 people per month in the northern Nevada community.

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