RENO – Two Nevada State Bank branches will host food drives to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada’s “Feed NV and the Sierra” campaign, kicking off and supporting Hunger Action Month.
Non-perishable food items can be donated by driving through drop-off locations open from 9 a.m. to noon at two Nevada State Bank branch locations:
· Thursday, August 27: Damonte Ranch branch -190 Damonte Ranch Parkway
· Thursday, September 24: Sparks Branch – 500 E. Prater Way
Those attending and donating at the Feed NV and the Sierra drive-through food drive should expect to stay in their cars to encourage safe social distance guidelines. Volunteers will remove bagged and/or boxed food donations from cars and place them into bins.
“We are so grateful for community partnerships like this one with Nevada State Bank that will allow us to receive much needed food donations from the community,” said Nicole Lamboley, president & CEO of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. “We are seeing more families who need our help than ever before. This will help us continue to meet that need.”
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada has seen tremendous increases in the need for emergency food services since mid-March 2020. Before the pandemic, the organization was helping approximately 91,000 people per month. During the single month of April, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada helped more than 125,000 people, a 37% increase. The Food Bank has also seen more people at their Mobile Harvest program, which delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to families in the area. In the first 8 months of the fiscal year, the Food Bank served an average of 8,900 people per month through this program. In the month of April, that number rose sharply to 28,272 people.
“Giving back to the community is one of our core values at Nevada State Bank,” said Northern Nevada Region Manager Debby Herman. “We’re asking the community to help replenish the Food Bank of Northern Nevada shelves, so they can help our neighbors struggling with hunger.”
Suggested donations include canned entrées (soups, chili, stew, etc.), vegetables, fruits, proteins (tuna, chicken, beans, etc.) and other non-perishable, non-expired food items.
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Nevada State Bank, a division of Zions Bancorporation, N.A., is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Founded on Dec. 9, 1959, the full-service bank offers a complete range of consumer, private, and business banking services. Nevada State Bank’s colleagues regularly volunteer in their communities and have been dedicated to helping make Nevada a better place to live for the last 60 years. Zions Bancorporation, N.A. is included in the S&P 500 and NASDAQ Financial 100 indices (NASDAQ: ZION). For more information on Nevada State Bank, call 775-852-6611 or visit www.nsbank.com.