Dayton food pantry to distribute Saturday

DAYTON — Healthy Communities Coalition’s Dayton Food Pantry has announced its Thanksgiving holiday schedule.

Turkeys and other food will be distributed on Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. at Sutro Elementary School.

Freida Carbery, volunteer coordinator with HCC, said, “thanks to the support of the Grocery Outlet in Carson City, St. Anne’s Church, and Wal-Mart, we were able to purchase the needed food in bulk at a big discount with cash donations. And as happens every year, we are counting on our schools and community food collection barrels to gather the traditional dinner side items.”

A flu shot clinic with Carson City Health and Human Services will also be offered at Sutro School from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Dayton Food Pantry will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, Thanksgiving Day and closed on Friday, Nov. 27. The Pantry will also be closed on December 24, 25 and 31.

The Pantry is located at the corner of Highway 50 at 4 Enterprise Way. Emergency food boxes are provided from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The nonprofit Community Chest, Inc., also offers employment assistance onsite at the Pantry with a staff person who can help clients locate job openings, develop resumes, and connect with job training opportunities, in addition to assisting with Medicaid, Disability and SNAP (food stamps).

Through grants, USDA, and donations of businesses and individuals, the Pantry is able to help locals of all ages combat hunger. The Pantry also collects food through Food Bank of Northern Nevada and benefits from reduced price rates from many area businesses.

Call 246-7834 for more information about the Pantry.


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