For the fifth year in a row, Run on Tuna will be collecting cans of tuna fish in conjunction with Hunger Action Month in September. All cans of tuna collected will be donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. This year’s goal is to collect over 10,000 cans of tuna.
Run on Tuna will start collecting cans September 1 and on September 12 will really kick things into gear with its third annual giant garage sale where shoppers can trade cans of tuna for Run on Tuna Bucks or buy items with cash. All cash will be used to purchase cans of tuna.
“We are so excited about this year’s Run on Tuna,” says Joceyln Lantrip, marketing director for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. “Every year we are amazed at the size of the donation and with a goal of over 10,000 cans, we are already thrilled! The number of our neighbors in need in our community is still so very high and with 101,000 people being served each month, a donation of protein like this is so valuable for these families.”
“Last year Run on Tuna collected well over 13,000 cans of tuna with the help of many people in our community,” says De De Rosene, founder of Run on Tuna, “so we anticipate exceeding our goal again this year. In 2014, Michelle Sturge from Chase International collected almost 3,000 cans for Run on Tuna. Lion and Lamb School as well as XXXXXXXX also collected cans for the cause all of which went a long way to exceeding our goal.”
Run on Tuna is the brain-child of De De Rosene, co-owner of Meyer Rosene Advertising Design, and has collected over 33,000 cans of tuna fish since 2011.
9/1 through 9/30: collection of cans and monetary donations to purchase cans of tuna
Deliver cans of tuna to De De Rosene at 588 March Avenue in Reno.
Schedule a pick-up by contacting De De at 775.225.0814 or [email protected]
Cash donations can be made via PayPal. Visit Run on Tuna on Facebook and look for the link in the post at the top of the page.
FUNDRAISER GARAGE SALE INFORMATION
When: Saturday September 12, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: 588 Marsh Avenue, Reno, NV 89509
Shoppers can bring cans of tuna to trade for Tuna Bucks to make purchases.
Shoppers can also make purchases with cash and proceeds will be used to buy cans of tuna.