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Clear Your Clutter

Posted on: February 6th, 2016 by Auburn Harrison No Comments
  • Madeleine Thrift
  • Spring is around the corner — with that is the urge to clear the shelves and all your nooks and crannies.
  • FIVE Convenient Drop-Off Locations
  •   500 E. Fourth Street-The original store
  • 190 E. Glendale Ave (former JC Penney Outlet)
  • 3590 W. Plumb Lane (at intersection with West McCarran Blvd)
  • 4670 Sparks Blvd. (at intersection with Disc Drive by Squeeze In)
  • 6300 Mae Anne Avenue Unit #7

For larger items we offer free pickup. Please call 775-322-7073

Volunteers Needed For Build Out of Hoop Houses February 19

Posted on: February 6th, 2016 by Auburn Harrison No Comments

IMG_1193 Mark your calendar for Friday, Feb. 19 to help us break ground on six hoop houses that will ultimately grow fresh produce for our clients. UNR’s Desert Farming Initiative (DFI) and Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) will begin construction on six 2,600 square foot hoop houses that will produce year-round vegetables for the St. Vincent’s poverty programs and other services offered by Catholic Charities. Bundle up, bring work gloves to assist at the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station in east Reno on McCarran Blvd. at Mill Street. This will be the first of several hoop houses built at that particular location.

     “We are so excited to partner with Catholic Charities to build structures that will increase our opportunities for year-round production of fresh fruits and vegetables to the local community,” says Jennifer Ott, DFI Director.
     “Having every day access to fresh, locally grown food is something we want to be able to provide to all of our clients from young to old. For instance, we can use this fresh food in the St. Vincent’s Dining Room, St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, in our early learning facility and in our senior centers. This is another alternative to canned goods. It’s healthier and it’s local. We are thrilled,” says Peter Vogel, CEO of Catholic Charities.
     DFI currently grows and sells fresh produce to a variety of local organizations, food distributors and UNR dining facilities. The new hoop houses will allow DFI to expand infrastructure, meaning more opportunities for education and research in local agriculture.
Please call Yvette Myers, Food Pantry Director,   to volunteer: 775-322-7073, ext. 450

New Hoop House Partnership to Provide More Fresh Produce to Low Income Families

Posted on: November 16th, 2015 by Auburn Harrison No Comments

In an effort to increase the quantity of fresh, locally grown produce available to low income families in Northern Nevada, the University of Nevada, Reno’s Desert Farming Initiative (DFI) and Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) will soon break ground on a more than 2,600-square-foot hoop house that will produce year-round vegetables for the St. Vincent’s poverty programs and other services offered by Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada.  The new hoop house will be assembled this month at the Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station’s Main Station Field Lab in east Reno on McCarran Boulevard at Mill Street. This will be the first production hoop house built at that location.

“We are so excited to partner with Catholic Charities to build this hoop house and increase our opportunities for year-round production of fresh fruits and vegetables to the local community,” says Jennifer Ott, DFI Director.

 

The new partnership follows an already established relationship between the two groups. DFI is a joint program between the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources , Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, and the College of Business. DFI has been donating all of their extra produce to St. Vincent’s Food Pantry and St. Vincent’s Dining Room since their first harvest in 2013. The new hoop house will allow for increased consistency and a greater volume of fresh produce for low income clients of St. Vincent’s, a population that rarely has access to these types of foods.

 

“Having every day access to fresh, locally grown food is something we want to be able to provide to all of our clients from young to old. We can use this food in the St. Vincent’s Dining Room, St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, in our early learning facility and in our senior centers. This is another alternative to canned goods. It’s healthier and it’s local. We are thrilled,” says Peter Vogel, CEO of Catholic Charities.

DFI currently grows fresh produce for research, education and outreach, providing excess produce to a variety of local organizations, food distributors and University of Nevada, Reno dining facilities. The new hoop house will allow DFI to expand their infrastructure, creating more opportunities for research, education and outreach in local agriculture. Construction on the new greenhouse, which is expected to begin this month, will be a joint effort between DFI employees, interns and Catholic Charities volunteers and staff. The first crop will likely be planted in late February or early March.

 

Shop on Amazon through Amazon Smile Program and Help Support St. Vincent’s!

Posted on: September 30th, 2015 by Auburn Harrison No Comments

If you are planning to do your Christmas shopping at Amazon.com this year, consider adding Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada as your charity of choice! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/88-0339754

A portion of the proceeds you spend will go to our non-profit to help feed, clothe and assist Northern Nevadans in need.