The Town of Gardnerville's health and sanitation department is collecting food donations in conjunction with the Channel 2 Share Your Christmas Community Food Drive, which is scheduled for Dec. 14 at the Carson Valley Inn.
Gardnerville officials are asking residents to place nonperishable food items in plastic or paper bags curbside, three feet away from trash, on regular pick-up days, Wednesday or Thursday.
Town staff will store the donations overnight and transport them to CVI on Friday for the food drive.
"The health and sanitation staff last year wanted to participate in the food drive, and decided to give it a shot this year," said Town Manager Tom Dallaire. "We'll try it and see how it goes. Hopefully, we'll have a lot of support from residents."
Items needed are canned meat, canned fish, nuts, peanut butter, dry pasta, powdered milk, baby formula, baby food, stews, soup, ravioli, chili, canned fruits, canned juice, oatmeal, rice and any other nonperishable, nonfrozen food not packed in glass.
All donated food is distributed through the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.