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Food drive results in 3,300 meals for Northern Nevadans in need

By ThisIsReno
State YF&R Chair Anna-Lisa Giannini (L) presents a donation of $1100 to Jocelyn Lantrip of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada

State YF&R Chair Anna-Lisa Giannini (L) presents a donation of $1100 to Jocelyn Lantrip of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

SPARKS — Nevada Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer & Rancher (YF&R) Committee donated $1100 to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. Raising food and money donations is a part of the Young Farmers & Ranchers Harvest for All campaign.

State YF&R Chair Anna-Lisa Giannini presented the donation to Jocelyn Lantrip of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. “The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is very excited to be able to provide 3,300 meals with this very generous donation of $1100 and that will feed a family of four for 275 days,” Lantrip said. According to the Food Bank, $1 will purchase 3 meals.

The Harvest for All campaign includes activities organized by state and county Farm Bureaus in connection with local Feeding America affiliates across the country. In Nevada, the two food banks affiliated with Feeding America are the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas. Through the campaign’s 10-year history, YF&R programs across the country have donated their food, money and their time to provide more than 83 million meal equivalents to hungry Americans.

More than 50 million Americans – that’s 1 in 6 – including nearly 17 million children, are food insecure, meaning they live at risk of hunger. “We are thrilled to donate these much needed funds to such a great organization on behalf of Nevada Farm Bureau members,”  Giannini said. Our ongoing partnerships with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada and Three Square Food Bank provide a unique opportunity for all Nevadans, not just farmers and ranchers, to donate money and help support those in need right here in our own communities.”

Nevada Farm Bureau members from throughout the state generously donated money to the Harvest for All campaign. To learn how to become part of the Harvest for All campaign visit our website, www.nvfb.org.