Dayton Food Pantry Announces Thanksgiving Hours

Dayton, Nevada -Healthy Communities Coalition’s Dayton Food Pantry has announced its Thanksgiving holiday schedule.

Turkeys and other food will be distributed on Saturday, November 21 from noon to 3pm at Sutro Elementary School.

A flu shot clinic with Carson City Health and Human Services will also be conveniently offered at the same place on November 21 from 11am-2pm.

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.”

Holiday Hour Changes: Dayton Food Pantry will be closed on Wednesday November 25 and Thursday November 26, and closed as it normally is on Friday. The Pantry will also be closed on December 24, 25,and on December 31 and December 31.

What Does the Pantry Do? Residents of the Dayton area work with Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties in volunteer service to keep the pantry going strong.Volunteers range from the very young to elders, and come from all walks of life, united by the belief that no one should go hungry.

From the Pantry site on the corner of Highway 50 at 4 Enterprise Way in Dayton, emergency food boxes are provided during weekday hours (Mon-Thurs from 10am-4pm), and monthly food boxes are provided for the Dayton Senior Center Homebound list. Food is packed and delivered each Friday for local students through a school “Backpack Program”, providing about 170 students K-12 with much-needed food during the weekends. The Pantry offers its primary food distribution once a month at Sutro Elementary school.

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 the generous donations of businesses and private citizens in the region, 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.