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PBS Reno Partners with Food Bank of Northern Nevada For Distribution of Summer Learning Materials

RENO, NV (Jul. 27, 2021) – Learning doesn’t take a break during summertime, which is why PBS Reno is thrilled to partner with Food Bank of Northern Nevada to distribute information for families about a variety of ways to keep children engaged in education.

PBS Reno’s Education Department participated in 43 weekly distribution sites in north/central/downtown/south Reno, Sparks, and Sun Valley throughout June and July. While Food Bank of Northern Nevada volunteers and staff distributed hundreds of meals and snacks to children, PBS Reno staff handed out nearly 2,000 Summer Activity Books. The books feature scavenger hunts, a summer reading challenge, creative writing, Camp Curiosity Summer Contests, and other activities designed to keep children active and their minds engaged before the new school year.

PBS Reno Summer Activity Books have also been distributed to Silver Lake Elementary School, Poulakidas Elementary School, Magic Treehouse Preschool, and Carson City Parks and Recreation.

“At PBS Reno, our goal is to connect kids of all ages to quality, engaging learning activities,” said Nancy Maldonado, PBS Reno Vice President of Education. “PBS Reno is the number-one resource for easily accessible, low-cost, fun activities for the whole family. We are thrilled to be distributing summer materials along with Food Bank of Northern Nevada, and this is the third year of collaboration in the Reno-Sparks region. We appreciate the opportunity to work with organizations to respond to the needs of our community.”

To learn more about PBS Reno’s Education Department and resources for families, visit PBS Reno’s website or PBS Kids for Parents.

About PBS Reno

As of November 2020, PBS Reno is watched by more than 124,000 people and more than 85,000 households weekly in northern and central Nevada and northeastern California, with viewership on multicast channels Reno Create and PBS KIDS Reno. PBS Reno channels are also available on cable, satellite services, and via livestream on YouTube TV. PBS Reno provides PBS national programming and award-winning, locally-produced content. provides engaging interactive content, including the video portal at watch.PBSReno.orgthat streams all locally-produced content and most PBS national content. PBS Reno serves students, teachers, parents and caregivers through immersive educational services including Ready To Learn Workshops 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 Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Food Bank of Northern Nevada (FBNN) provides emergency food services to families through a network of 150 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 106,000 people each month, almost half of whom are children and seniors. FBNN also plays a leading role in collaborating with other committed northern Nevada community members and organizations to address the root causes of hunger.

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