NV food bank launches first virtual food drive

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Updated: 11/14/2012 11:33 am

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Food Bank of Northern Nevada has launched its first virtual food drive through an interactive Web site that makes it easier to donate this holiday season.

Donors can drag different food item icons — including produce, grains and dairy — into a virtual shopping cart at the site: donate.fbnn.org/vfd

Prices include just $1 for bread or $5 for fruits and vegetables. A small bag full of groceries goes for $25, a big one for $50. The credit-card checkout offers a chance to honor or memorialize others.

Food bank spokeswoman Jocelyn Lantrip says it's simpler and more convenient than regular food drives because people can help out without leaving their home. It's also more efficient for the food bank, which spends 11 percent of its budget obtaining and distributing food.


Information from: KTVN-TV, http://www.ktnv.com

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