Scarselli students donate and food closet needs turkeys |

Scarselli students donate and food closet needs turkeys

by Sharlene Irete

Scarselli Elementary School students competed for pizza and helped put food on the shelves at the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.

The school had a food drive contest and offered a pizza party for the class that brought in the greatest amount of food items to donate to the food closet.

Vivian Michalik’s first-grade class and Jeanine Gamberg’s afternoon kindergarten class tied for first place in the contest with both classes bringing in more than 250 items each.

Scarselli counselor Dawn Hare said that the school’s combined efforts totaled more than 2,000 food items and $75 in gift certificates for the food closet.

“It’s been a very busy week. We haven’t slept getting this together,” said Hare.

Donna Kurtz, assistant director of the Carson Valley Community Food Closet, said she appreciates the community’s spirit of giving but that there’s something lacking on the food closet’s holiday shopping list.

“Things are going well but we still desperately need turkeys,” said Kurtz. “You can donate a turkey at your grocery store and our people can pick it up. You also can bring them directly to the food closet.”

“We’re hoping for a good turnout for the Channel 2 food drive,” she said. “Other than that, the food situation is looking good. Cash donations are always welcome so that we can buy food for later.”

The food closet is at 1255 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville, across from Lampe Park. The hours are 1-4 p.m, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Call 782-3711 for information.

What: Carson Valley Community Food Closet

Where: 1255 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville

When: 1-4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Info: 782-3711