Many businesses throughout the country sponsor food drives during the fall and winter holiday season, and Nevada State Bank is proud to join in these efforts. However, the Bank also fights hunger all year long, by donating to local non-profits and encouraging colleagues to volunteer in their communities.
This fall, Nevada State Bank continued an annual tradition of partnering with University of Nevada Athletics to collect nonperishable items for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. This year’s “Can the Spartans” food drive collected 2,928 pounds of food and $2,244 in cash donations, enabling the Food Bank to distribute more than 9,000 meals during the holidays. The Food Bank provides assistance to more than 103,000 people each month through its network of more than 135 partner agencies. More than half of the clients it serves are children and seniors.
The “Can the Spartans” donation was the result of contributions from bank colleagues and from local residents who dropped off food at northern Nevada branches and through the UNR Greek community. Results of the food drive were announced during the November 14 UNR Wolf Pack football game against the San Jose State Spartans.
In southern Nevada, the Bank sponsored a food drive to benefit the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, which provides meals, shelters, and recovery programs to people in need. The organization serves approximately 30,000 meals a month at its downtown location. Just in time for the holidays, Nevada State Bank donated 11 barrels of non-perishable food (nearly 5,000 items) as a result of contributions from bank colleagues and the community.
Craig Kirkland, executive vice president and director of retail banking, serves on the Rescue Mission board of directors. Groups of Bank colleagues volunteer their time to serve meals at the Rescue Mission dining hall throughout the year.
Nevada State Bank also provides financial support to Communities In Schools (CIS) of Northeastern Nevada to help finance its hunger prevention program. The agency provides nutritious meals to Elko County school children throughout the year to help them remain healthy and engaged in school. CIS is the leading dropout prevention and intervention program in the United States.
Colleagues in Nevada State Bank branches and offices throughout the state volunteer with local non-profits year-round to feed people in need. For example, northern Nevada colleagues regularly prepare and serve dinner to guests at The Veterans Guest House in Reno, which provides veterans and their families with temporary accommodations when receiving medical treatment. Groups of southern Nevada colleagues volunteer at the Three Square Food Bank, helping with tasks such as filling backpacks with food for school children, packing box lunches, and bagging produce for distribution by partner agencies.
Nevada State Bank has been supporting non-profit groups throughout Nevada since its founding in 1959, and will continue its efforts to fight hunger and improve our communities, in 2016 and beyond.
The information provided is presented for general informational purposes only and does not constitute tax, legal or business advice.
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