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6th Annual Run on Tuna Helps Food Bank of Northern Nevada


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Run on Tuna benefiting Food Bank of Northern Nevada in September. Photo courtesy Run on Tuna.

Honoring Hunger Action Month, the annual Run on Tuna benefiting Food Bank of Northern Nevada is Sept. 1 through Sept. 30. This year’s goal is to collect over 10,000 cans of tuna.

Both individuals and businesses can participate. Local organizations and businesses such as Chase International, Lyon and Lamb School, OHL Contract Logistics and PK Electrical have had their own ”Run on Tuna” drives in the past, making significant contributions to the overall efforts.

“Once again, we are so excited about this year’s Run on Tuna,” said 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 over 95,000 people being served each month, a donation of protein like this is so valuable for these families.”

“Last year’s Run on Tuna collected 15,063 cans of tuna with the help of many people in our community,” said De De Rosene, founder of Run on Tuna, “so we anticipate exceeding our goal again this year. We would not be able to reach the number of cans collected without the help of Michelle Sturge and Chase International. Michelle’s efforts have earned her the title of Tuna Princess.”

For details or to schedule a pick-up, contact De De at 775-225-0814,  [email protected] or Michelle Sturge at 775-720-2127[email protected]

Cash donations can also be made via PayPal through the Run on Tuna Facebook Page.

Erin Meyering
Erin Meyering
Erin Meyering is the Communications Specialist at Carson Tahoe Health. She previously worked as the Associate Editor of edible Reno-Tahoe magazine. After graduating from the Reynolds School of Journalism in 2014, she avidly pursued making writing and designing her career. On top area freelancing, she enjoys spending time doing yoga and hiking with her 75-lb lab/boxer mix, Biscotti.