PBS Reno Partners with Food Bank of Northern Nevada
RENO, NV RENO, NV (Dec. 5, 2019) – PBS Reno is teaming up with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada for the holiday season and encouraging people to spread out their generosity to the two local non-profits.
For every $60 donation to PBS Reno, the station will give $5 to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is able to stretch out monetary donations and provide three meals for every dollar it receives. This means 15 meals will result from each $60 donation to PBS Reno. This particular promotion will last through January 1, 2020.
“PBS Reno is proud to partner with community organizations that really make an impact in people’s lives, and the Food Bank is certainly one of those,” said Kurt Mische, PBS Reno President & CEO. “PBS Reno feeds people’s minds, while the Food Bank feeds their bodies. We hope many in our area will help us make an impact during this important time of the year.”
PBS Reno depends on donations from the community to fund the services it provides, from three channels with stellar and trusted content to in-classroom educational services. A partnership with the Food Bank of Northern Nevada allows people to forgo a traditional CD, DVD or tote bag often associated with its quarterly membership drives, and instead have more of their donation go toward a greater cause.
“We are honored to partner with PBS Reno this holiday season,” said Nicole Lamboley, Food Bank of Northern Nevada President & CEO. “PBS Reno is a valuable asset for our community, and we share a core value in helping enrich the lives of those living in our community. PBS Reno is not only helping us put food on the tables of many families but they are also helping us bring awareness to the serious issue of hunger in northern Nevada.”
About PBS Reno
PBS Reno is seen by more than 115,000 people weekly in northern and central Nevada and northeastern California with additional viewership on multicast channels Reno Create on channel 5.2, and PBS Reno KIDS on 5.3. PBS Reno channels are also available on cable and satellite services. PBS Reno provides PBS national programming and award-winning, locally-produced content. PBSreno.org provides engaging interactive content, including the KNPB video portal at watch.pbsreno.org that streams all locally-produced content and most PBS national content. PBS Reno serves students, teachers, parents and caregivers through immersive educational services from PBS Reno Education Services that bring classroom lessons to life. Through the support of local corporations and foundations, as well as individual members, PBS Reno has been delivering public television and educational services to the communities it serves since 1983.
About the Food Bank of Northern Nevada
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada (FBNN) provides emergency food services to families through a network of more than 145 partner agencies in a 90,000 square mile service area throughout northern Nevada and the eastern slope of the sierra in California. The FBNN serves more than 91,000 people each month, almost half of whom are children and seniors. Last fiscal year, the FBNN provided more than 18.2 million meals to neighbors who were hungry. The Food Bank also plays a leading role in collaborating with other committed northern Nevada community members and organizations to address the root causes of hunger.