LDS Church to donate $25,000 in food, help for N. Nevada Food Bank

Pictured: Sharla Hales, Public Affairs Representative, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder Todd Larkin, Area Authority of the Church, Cherie Jamason, President and CEO, Food Bank of Northern Nevada, Jocelyn Lantrip, Director of Marketing & Communications, Food Bank of Northern Nevada, Elder Todd Christofferson, Member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Elder Kevin Pearson, General Authority of the Church (Photo courtesy FBNN)

Representatives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints say they will donate $25,000 in food and product for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada.

A spokeswoman for the Food Bank announced the donation Monday, saying in a statement that LDS representatives toured the Food Bank's site near USA Parkway.

"We are so pleased to be coordinating our efforts with such a tremendous organization that is supporting so many local charities and blessing the lives of so many," said Dan Jacobson, who manages the LDS Bishop’s Storehouse, in a statement. "The Church is involved in humanitarian projects all over the world and regularly coordinates its efforts with many worldwide charities, so it is exciting to see this effort on a local level."

The Food Bank does not keep track of volunteers based on religion, according to the non-profit's statement, but it is aware of the support it receives from the LDS Church.

"The Food Bank of Northern Nevada is so grateful to the Church for this substantial donation,” says Cherie Jamason, president & CEO of FBNN.

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