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CCMES seeks food for Ronald McDonald House

Staff reports

Members of the community are invited to take part in the Food Drive for Ronald McDonald House in Reno from now until April 11, sponsored by the C.C. Meneley Elementary School student council.

McDonald’s in Minden is CCMES’s business partner. The drive to obtain food for the Ronald McDonald House will benefit families in the Carson Valley when they have a child in a Reno hospital, according to the council’s advisor, school counselor Mary Garcia.

“Last year,” Garcia said. “two Meneley families used the Ronald McDonald House in Reno.”

When families live more than 30 miles away from a hospital, it makes it difficult for them to go back and forth to visit their children. They may stay at the Ronald McDonald House and not have to spend many hours on the road.

The Ronald McDonald House in Reno needs food and household products, such as small bottles and cans of juice, breakfast nutrition bars, toaster breakfast items, hot and cold cereal, jelly, jams and syrup.

Snack items such as fruit rollups, raisins, dried fruit, microwave popcorn, crackers, chips and pretzels as well as coffee and tea are needed. Quick meal items such as canned meats, like chicken, tuna, deviled ham, and soups and canned spaghetti and ravioli are also needed.

Canned vegetables, beans or fruit are not needed.

The donations will serve the nearly 300 families that will stay at the Reno Ronald McDonald House this year.

Carson Valley residents who do not have children at CCMES are welcome to drop off items at the school, located at 1146 Muir Drive in the Gardnerville Ranchos. Information, 265-3154.