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Reno NV — The Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service donated $5,000 to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada this holiday season. The gift will provide nearly 15,000 meals to Nevadans in need, according to the Food Bank’s President and CEO.

NNRMLS FBNN Holiday Gift

Click this image to watch NNRMLS CEO George Pickard hand FBNN President and CEO Nicole Lamboley the donation check she says will provide close to 15k meals to locals in need.

Like so many other businesses, COVID-19 affected the way NNRMLS could conduct business. Health protocols dictated that its monthly Board of Trustees meetings be held virtually for most of the year. During its November meeting, a trustee noted that NNRMLS’ budget for providing lunches and other meeting-related expenses for the year had remained largely unused.

“While auditing our year-end financials, the members of the Northern Nevada Regional MLS leadership committee discovered that we had an unexpected windfall in the form of our unused monthly lunch meeting budget. Rather than simply moving this budget item into our financial assets column, we saw it as an opportunity to give back to those less fortunate than we have been,” said NNRMLS Trustee Dan Rider.

Rider also noted that because Real Estate was deemed an essential service by the Governor early in the pandemic it has allowed REALTORS® in the area to keep their businesses open and financially viable unlike many Northern Nevada residents.

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada was identified by the NNRMLS Board as an organization that works to make sure no one goes hungry in our large geographic area. The NNRMLS and its Trustees decided the funds would be best utilized if donated to this worthy organization whose mission it is to serve more than 91,000 people each month, almost half of whom are children and seniors.

The Board members then agreed unanimously to approve a motion to put these unused funds to work for those in need.

NNRMLS CEO George Pickard met FBNN President and CEO Nicole Lamboley in the lobby of the NNRMLS in Reno in late November to present the donation and the moment was captured on video. Click here to watch Pickard present the check to the Food Bank’s President and CEO.

In presenting the donation Pickard thanked Lamboley for all she and her organization does to help those in our region who are in need. “Thank you for all you do, on behalf of the REALTOR® members of the Northern Nevada Regional MLS, to fight food scarcity in our communities,” Pickard said.

Upon accepting the donation Lamboley said the donation would provide nearly 15,000 meals to members of the Northern Nevada community who are in need during this Holiday season.

“On Behalf of NNRMLS, our leadership and most importantly our members, we are grateful for the opportunity and resources that have allowed us to make this generous donation to the Northern Nevada Food Bank,” Rider said.

NNRMLS would like to note that there are ways for everyone to help the FBNN. Click here to visit the “Ways to Give” page on the organization’s website.

About the Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service:

Serving the Reno/Sparks, Carson City, Fernley, Fallon, Yerington, Minden, Gardnerville and South Lake Tahoe areas, the Northern Nevada Regional Multiple Listing Service is a member organization dedicated to building on the fundamental MLS principles of Cooperation to create an efficient and successful marketplace for its Members and their Clients.

NNRMLS strives to provide its Members with the most effective and user-friendly MLS system. It is an industry leader, offering innovative tools and meaningful business solutions for member Brokers, Agents, and Appraisers. NNRMLS supports its Members as the Trusted Source of Real Estate Expertise. NNRMLS continually improves and expands its services to members to ensure consumers have access to the information necessary to make informed Real Estate decisions.

About the Food Bank of Northern Nevada:

The Food Bank of Northern Nevada provides emergency food services to families through a network of more than 147 partner agencies in a 90,000 square mile service area throughout northern Nevada and the eastern slope of the Sierra in California. The organization serves more than 91,000 people each month, almost half of whom are children and seniors. Last fiscal year, it provided more than 20.9 million meals to neighbors who were hungry. The Food Bank also plays a leading role in collaborating with other committed northern Nevada community members and organizations to address the root causes of hunger.

The Food Bank incorporated in 1983 and has operated as a 501C3 non-profit organization for more than 35 years. The organization has grown from a small pantry to a regional distribution center helping many families who struggle with hunger.

They are a member of Feeding America, a network of more than 200 food banks. The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization and provides more than 4 billion meals to virtually every community in the United States. Membership means access to millions of pounds of surplus food and grocery donations.

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