Food drive makes 50-ton goal |

Food drive makes 50-ton goal

Record Courier Staff Reports

Staff Reports

Carson Valley residents broke a record every hour during the Share Your Holiday Drive By Food Drive.

In all, 32,353 pounds of food and $21,467 was collected Friday at the Carson Valley Inn.

Workers spent 12 hours gathering donated food and donations to benefit Western Nevada food banks, including the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.

The 2005 total was about a third greater than last year’s total of 24,865 pounds and the amount of money raises was nearly 2 1/2 times last year’s $8,639.

Food drives were held in Carson City and Reno as well as Minden on Friday.

According to organizers, 108,775 pounds of food were gathered, more than the 100,000 goal organizers had hoped for.

Carson City gathered 27,000 pounds of food.