Sparks, NV, November 23, 2020- The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is maximizing Giving Tuesday donations with a match offer to help to fund their Child Nutrition programs, which support children who face hunger through a variety of programs. With the support of John Anderson Construction, and their generous matching donation, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada is able to triple Giving Tuesday donations to help with this vital initiative. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada supports children through programs like school based food pantries, Kids Cafe, which feeds kids when they are out of school, Back-Pack Kids program and Mobile Harvest. Their goal for the Giving Tuesday Campaign is to raise an additional 45,000 meals to help children who face hunger throughout northern Nevada and the eastern slope of the Sierra in California.
"Child Hunger is a problem in that we must address in order to have a healthy community,” said Nicole Lamboley, president & CEO of the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. “This year has been tough for everyone, and especially for families with children in the household. We want to make sure that we are prepared to meet these significant increases that we are seeing so that all children have access to the food they need to be healthy.”
Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, December 1 and those who would like to support the effort can do so at fbnn.org.
A study by Feeding America that was updated in October 2020, The Impact of the CoronavIrus on Food Insecurity, projects that the rate of child food insecurity will reach 32.3% in Nevada by the end of this year, which will tie us (with Louisiana) for the highest food insecurity rate in the nation. This represents a 65% increase in child food insecurity in two years moving us from 9th in the nation to 1st.