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Reno businesses create Holiday Food Drive

By ThisIsReno

logoHOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE NEWS RELEASE – As the economic downturn and flattening of the economy continues to affect the residence of the Reno area and the need to feed the hungry this holiday season, local business owners and the Nevada Highway Patrol have banned together to meet the need with a Cram the Cruiser Holiday Food Drive.
The Cram the Cruiser Holiday Food Drive will be held November 9, from 11:00 a.m. to
2:00 p.m. in the parking lot of Independence Square on Moana lane in Reno Nevada.

U.S. Firearms Academy, MiScenarios, Ross Mitchell from KOH News and the Nevada Highway Patrol will be looking forward to collecting contributions of non-perishable food items from the community to fill the back of a Nevada Highway Patrol Car.

According to the Food Bank of northern Nevada one in four people who need emergency food in northern Nevada are considered very low food secure or experience hunger on a regular basis.

The day will be full of entertainment as Ross Mitchell from KOH news will be broadcasting live from the event and refreshments will be offered throughout the day by Papa Murphy’s and Java Jungle. In addition MiScenarios, Reno’s only indoor digital shooting range will be holding a special tournament and free demonstrations. Meet representatives from Mossberg, Surefire & Trijicon and enter to win an assortment of prizes from U.S. Firearms Academy including a Sig Sauer, valued at $500 as well as Home Safety classes.

“As a community it is our obligation to come together and assist those in need especially during the holiday season.” Said Debbie Block, Owner of U.S. Firearms Academy.

The food items collected during the Cram the Cruiser food drive will benefit the Food Bank of northern Nevada a non-profit organization. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is a regional food distribution and support system for more than 130 different direct service, non-profit agencies serving the needy, the ill, the elderly and children. Among clients who visit emergency food sites, 11% are over age 60. Children are the most vulnerable to hunger: 37% of emergency food recipients are children under age 18.

For more information on U.S. Firearms Academy please contact Debbie Block at (775) 826-2626, usfirearmsacademy.com.