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Circus Circus Reno employees volunteer at Food Bank: pack close to 15,000 pounds of food

By Miriam Hodgman

Food Bank August 2014This month, in an effort to end hunger in the community, a group of hard-working and energetic Circus Reno employees and their families donated their time to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

Their efforts resulted in close to 15,000 pounds of food packed and ready for senior citizens in the area as part of Commodity Supplemental Food Program boxes.

“I hate the thought of people going hungry,” said Ramiro Coronado, Entertainment Manager for Circus Circus Reno and a regular volunteer for Food Bank trips. “Circus Circus Reno realizes our community needs help and the Food Bank is one of those wonderful agencies that does that in the community.”

Also, this last month Circus Circus Reno hosted two Reno Rock Camp summer concerts. They were free and open to the public, we just asked people to donate cans of food. From that drive, Circus Circus Reno donated 32 pounds of food, which according to the Feeding America standard is equivalent to 96 meals.

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is a regional food distribution and support system for more than 130 different direct service, non-profit agencies who serve 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 with 37% of emergency food recipients being children under the age of 18. For more information visit www.fbnn.org.

Circus Circus Reno is an MGM Resorts International® Destination with six unique dining options. Enjoy the free circus acts at the midway as well as games for all ages. For more information visit circusreno.com find us on Facebook, friend us on Foursquare, follow us on Twitter, text “CCR” to 86318, download our Mobile app or call 775-329-0711.

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