We often take for granted the amount of food we have while there are many in our community going without.
Reno, NV (PRWEB) November 01, 2013
Volunteers from FirstService Residential, the leading community management company in Nevada, helped the Northern Nevada Food Bank sort and package 20,000 pounds of pears for those in need this holiday season. Volunteers also packaged other food items such as bread to ensure families would have healthy meals.
“We often take for granted the amount of food we have while there are many in our community going without,” said James Gibson, regional sales director for FirstService Residential. “To see 20,000 pounds of pears and know that that is just a drop in the bucket really provides a new perspective on the issue of food insecurity in our community.”
In addition to volunteer at the Northern Nevada Food Bank to sort and package food, FirstService Residential is holding a food drive now through Dec. 20 to benefit the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.
Non-perishable food items such as hearty soups and stews; peanut butter; canned beans, vegetables and fruits; chili; tuna; and rice and pasta can be dropped off at the FirstService Residential office at 6170 Ridgeview Court, Suite C, or at The Club at Town Square at 7650 Town Square Way.
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada was founded in 1982 and is the regional food distribution and support system for more than 130 different direct service, non-profit agencies.
About FirstService Residential
FirstService Residential, previously known in Nevada as RMI Management and Excellence Community Management, is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, one of the largest markets in the world. As the largest residential property manager in North America, FirstService Residential oversees more than 6,000 properties and 1.5 million residential units across 21 U.S. states and three provinces in Canada. The company has more than 12,000 employees driving local market expertise and managing in excess of $6 billion in annual budgets. For more information, visit http://www.fsresidential.com.