Reno, NV (May 5, 2023) – The community is invited to participate in a food drive featuring a variety of first responders from agencies throughout Washoe County. This is a great way to meet some of your local first responders all while giving to a great cause.
Battle of the Badges Public Safety Food Drive will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the Damonte Ranch Wal-Mart located at 155 Damonte Ranch Parkway in Reno.
Prior to the start of the event, all participating agencies will weigh their vehicles. Members of the community can donate non-perishable food items at the event through the agency of their choice. All food collected will then be transported to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. The process is simple – each agency that is participating will load the food collected in their respective vehicles.
Concluding the event, participating agencies will travel in convoy style with their lights and sirens activated east on Damonte Ranch Parkway to Steamboat, and then north on Veterans Parkway. There is no cause for panic if you see these vehicles. They will then weigh their vehicles containing all the donated food items, and the winning agency will receive a trophy to display in their offices for the year noting their accomplishment.
If you are unable to attend the event, the Food Bank of Northern Nevada has established a secure financial donation link for all the participating agencies. The link will remain active until June 30, 2023. Thank you for your generous support.