Silver Stage Food Pantry Announces Thanksgiving Hours

Silver Springs, Nevada– Healthy Communities Coalition’s Silver Stage Food Pantry has announced its holiday schedule.

Turkeys and side dish items will be distributed on Monday November 23 and Tuesday November 24 at the Pantry at 3595 Ramsey Weeks Cut-Off from 10am-4pm.

Kathy McIntosh, HCC’s Silver Stage Pantry director, said she expects to serve at least 650 families through the Pantry on November 23-24, and noted that those coming to the Pantry for the first time should bring proof of income and residency.

Holiday Season Schedule Changes: Silver Stage Food Pantry will be closed November 25 through November 30th for the Thanksgiving holiday, reopening on December 1st. The Pantry will also be closed December 23-25 and from December 30, 2015 through January 3, 2016.

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Silver Stage Schools Pitch-In: Silver Stage High School’s “S” Club (Jr. Soroptimist) is conducting a food drive for the Pantry at the elementary and middle schools for the holidays. Healthy Communities Coalition’s Stand Tall club at Silver Stage High is holding a food drive competition for SSES and SSMS and the winning class will receive a pizza party on November 24.

What Does the Pantry Do? Residents of the Silver Springs area work with Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties in volunteer service to keep the pantry going strong. Volunteers range from the very young to elders, and come from all walks of life, united by the belief that no one should go hungry.

Emergency food boxes are provided during weekday hours (Mon-Fri from 10am-4pm). Food is packed and delivered each Friday for local students through a school “Backpack Program”, providing 64 students K-12 with food during the weekends. There are also several opportunties conveniently located next to the Pantry, including a community garden and hoop house, gardening lessons, a Little Free Library book exchange, an indoor farmers market which accepts WIC, SNAP, cash, etc as payment, and the Jackrabbit Junction buyers club, with an inventory of natural, organic and local foods.

In addition, the nonprofit Community Chest, Inc  offers employment assistance onsite at the Pantry with a staff person who can help clients locate job openings, and connect with job training opportunities.

Call 577-9161 for more information about the Silver Stage Food Pantry.

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