Silver Springs, Nevada – December 21st is the Silver Stage Food Pantry’s 5th annual “Shopping with the Elves” event. From 1:00 to 5pm, parents who are guests of the Food Pantry can shop for gifts for their children. The event includes a chance for children to visit with Santa and have holiday refreshments while their parents shop. The Pantry is in need of gifts for ages infant to 18 years.
Homebound Seniors: The Pantry also welcomes donations of gifts for seniors. They deliver baskets and gifts to 40 homebound elders, and sing carols to them as well.
Donations of unwrapped gifts can be made at the Pantry, located at 3595 Ramsey Weeks Cutoff.
Hours: The Pantry is normally open Mon-Fri from 10am-4pm, but will be closed for the holidays from December 24 through January 1. Phone: (775)-577-9161.
Regional Food Hub: Healthy Communities Coalition’s volunteer-powered Silver Stage Food Pantry is part of a regional “Healthy Food Hub” that addresses the roots of hunger and increases access to nutritious and affordable foods through food pantries, weekend food backpack programs for children, school salad bars with local produce, farmers markets that accept WIC and SNAP as payment, gardening and cooking education, organic community and school gardens and hoop houses, a nonprofit garden center (Community Roots) that also serves as a job training site for both adults and youths, etc. These strategies boost the local economy by increasing local farmers’ access to new consumers and expanding opportunities for youth and adults to teach and learn new skills that increase food security.