The No-IP team is proud to announce that we collected 473 cans of tuna to contribute to the 13th Annual Run on Tuna food drive for the Food Bank of Northern Nevada. The team’s original goal was 250 cans during the month of September, but that was quickly surpassed halfway through the month.
One of No-IP’s core values is “Bringing Up Others”, and it’s not something we take lightly. In addition to serveral community clean-ups events, No-IP has contributed to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada numerous times throughout the years, but most importantly during November for our annual Giving Thanks Food Drive where we promote donations from the team and our generous users throughout the internet and around the world.
September is Hunger Action Month, and September 15th is Hunger Awareness Day in the US. In 2022, 49 million people turned to food banks and community programs for help putting food on the table. A whopping 34 million people are consistently food insecure; 9 million of those are children. Many food banks are grateful for donations, but sadly, a lot of those food donations are unhealthy foods or contain empty calories. Canned tuna or any fish donations are great because they are cheap, easier to cook, and pack a lot of nutrients.
This year, the organizers of the Run on Tuna food drive made a goal of 10,000 can donations by September 30th. The final count for the Run on Tuna food drive for 2023 in the Reno/Sparks area was 38,796 cans of tuna! We are so proud to help contribute to this huge amount and look forward to other ways to help support the communities in and around Northern Nevada.
We hope this inspires our amazing users to see where they can also support and contribute to their local communities. Sometimes, all it takes is a can of tuna.