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Raley’s holds Add-A-Buck campaign to help food closet

by Rosemarie Middendorf

Summer is moving right along. Everyone is vacationing or just enjoying the warmth of season. One has a tendency to forget to provide donations to the food for families distribution centers, according to Raley’s Supermarkets and Drug Centers. The corporation consistently holds a mini-campaign the month of August, called “Add-A-Buck.”

Raley’s encourages customers to assist the supermarket’s “Foods for Families” program, which allows participating food closets to buy food at Raley’s cost with 100 percent of every dollar donated to the program. Raley’s absorbs all administrative costs of the program and donates $1,000 in meat products per store each Christmas for holiday baskets.

It is simple to drop a donation in the cash boxes available at the check stands, or just ask the checker to add $1 or more to your grocery total. Your contributions will be printed clearly on your registry receipt for tax purposes. Your donations will go directly to participating food closets, which includes the Carson Valley Community Closet located in the Hussman Building at 1255 Waterloo Lane, in Gardnerville.

Raley’s hopes to increases giving during the month of August to assist the Food Closet with its on-going needs.

“Through participation in the ‘Food for Families’ program, we are able to provide foods not available to us through other sources,” says Diane Malone, director of the food closet.

The Carson Valley Community Food Closet and recipients of residents’ generosity will be most appreciative.

A non-profit organization, manned solely by volunteers, the food closet provides emergency foods year-round to families who qualify through Douglas County Social Services.