Dayton, Nevada – A“Stuff a Police Car with Food Donations” event was held at Smith’s Grocery in Dayton on January 7th.
Alie Trier, Dayton Food Pantry manager, said “I was amazed by all the cases of tuna and soup and other food donated – over $4,500 worth of food, plus $612 in cash, was donated. We’re grateful for the hard work of Pantry volunteers and the Lyon Sheriff’s Department and the VIPs (Volunteers in Policing), and for the generosity of Smith’s Grocery Store, and residents of the Dayton area. Together, they made this event very successful.”
What Does the Pantry Do? Residents of the Dayton area work with the nonprofit Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey 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.
From the Pantry site on the corner of Highway 50 at 4 Enterprise Way in Dayton, emergency food boxes are provided during weekday hours (Mon-Thurs from 10am-4pm), and monthly food boxes are provided for the Dayton Senior Center Homebound list. Food is packed and delivered each Friday for local students through a school “Backpack Program”, providing nearly 200 students K-12 with much-needed food during the weekends.
The Pantry offers its primary food distribution of USDA commodities on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 1pm-3pm at Sutro Elementary school.
Through grants, USDA, and the generous donations of businesses, groups, and individuals in the region, the Pantry is able to help locals of all ages avoid hunger. The Pantry also collects food through Food Bank of Northern Nevada and benefits from reduced price rates from many area businesses.
Please call 246-7834 for more information about the Pantry, or see healthycomm.org.