Truckee Sears helps fill Project MANA food banks |

Truckee Sears helps fill Project MANA food banks

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE and#8212; With the emergence of spring comes the reality many local area business cut back hours to employees as they wait for summer to arrive and bring with it tourism and business. This and#8220;gap seasonand#8221; poses a problem for families. As their hours are reduced their own pocket book is reduced as well. Often supplemental or emergency food is what local families and individuals need to help them get by until business picks up again. Project MANA (Making Adequate Nutrition Accessible), a nonprofit organization, has provided supplemental and emergency food to families in the community for 20 years.

From October 2010 to December 2011, Truckeeand#8217;s local Sears owner Charlie Riley ran a canned food drive that brought in more than 100 pounds of canned food into Project MANAand#8217;s pantry. In addition, the week prior to Christmas, Sears took two percent off the daily store revenue to give Project MANA a cash donation. Sears store owner Charlie Riley said: and#8220;My wife and I really wanted to help replenish the Project MANA food pantry knowing that the highest need would be in the spring and#8230; we really care about this community and just wanted to help.and#8221;

Project MANA sincerely appreciates the dedication of Sears as well as the many local area business that continue to support food bank efforts within the community.

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