HUNGRY IN RENO

Hungry Gives Back

I am SO excited to share with you the charities that have been chosen for Hungry in Reno’s Hungry Gives Back program!

Please check each one of these local nonprofits out and, if you’re so inclined, show them some love!

2021 Hungry Gives Back Charities

The Reno Rodeo Foundation builds and leverages community partnerships to fund scholarships and support children with extraordinary needs in 14 northern Nevada counties by strategically allocating financial resources to have the highest impact possible.

The Foundation annually assists educational scholarship to northern Nevada high school graduates, funding to purchase new reading room books and teddy bears for Denim Drive kids attending family court proceedings, a child nominated by a northern Nevada hospital to receive a “Rodeo Wish” and conducts a Denim Drive to clothe neglected, abused and abandoned children rescued from unsafe homes.

STEP2 is a private, local nonprofit in Reno, Nevada. This organization was started in Reno and is the only STEP2 in the country; they are not part of a national affiliation.

STEP2’s vision is to save lives and restore families by providing comprehensive, coordinated services related to the treatment and recovery of chemically dependent women and their families, resulting in sustainable self-sufficiency.

When a woman is ready to leave STEP2, she is clean and sober, she is gainfully employed, she has reunified with her children and she has learned life skills that will allow her to create and maintain a better life for herself and her family.

Eddy House is a center for homeless, runaway, foster, and other at-risk youth. They are the central intake and assessment facility in northern Nevada.

Youth have access to resources for basic needs such as food, clothing, hygiene items, and a safe secure place to be during the day. Eddy House also offers counseling services, work force development, life skills groups, health care services and more.

The new 24-hour facility now provides safe overnight opportunities for the homeless youth in our community which includes an overnight shelter for up to 20 young adults, a five-bed emergency shelter, and a new results-oriented “Community Living Program” for 23 youth.


2019-2020 Hungry Gives Back Charities

Reno Ice: The Jennifer M. O’Neal Community Ice Arena: The Greater Reno Community Ice Skating Association (GRCISA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization seeking to generate community support for construction of Reno Ice – a state of the art ice sports arena in south Reno.

Once completed, Reno Ice will offer the northern Nevada community various programs such as private lessons, public ice skating sessions, hockey leagues, broom ball, curling, trade shows, tournaments, performances, figure skating, private parties and special events on and off of the ice.

The only of its kind in greater Reno-Sparks, the new center will contribute to the economic health of the community by attracting tourism, providing a new event venue, as well as offering a gathering place for families, groups and organizations.

STEP2: STEP2 is a private, local nonprofit in Reno, Nevada. This organization was started in Reno and is the only STEP2 in the country; they are not part of a national affiliation.

STEP2’s vision is to save lives and restore families by providing comprehensive, coordinated services related to the treatment and recovery of chemically dependent women and their families, resulting in sustainable self-sufficiency.

When a woman is ready to leave STEP2, she is clean and sober, she is gainfully employed, she has reunified with her children and she has learned life skills that will allow her to create and maintain a better life for herself and her family.

Veterans Guest House: The Veterans Guest House is a local Reno nonprofit organization which provides United States Military service veterans and their families temporary overnight accommodations while they are receiving treatment at a medical facility in the Reno/Sparks area.

Typically, their guests reside at least 35 miles away, are independent and able to care for themselves or have a caregiver.

They offer all the comforts of home with semi-private bedrooms and baths, a continental breakfast, kitchen facilities where guests can make their own meals, a living and media room.