NNRH donates $5,000.00 to Friends In Service Helping

March 31, 2020

ELKO, Nevada – Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital (NNRH) recently donated $5,000.00 to Elko Friends In Service Helping (FISH).

“This is a challenging time for many in our community,” said Terri Clark, director of growth and outreach at NNRH. “FISH is always there for those who need help, so we at NNRH want to be there for FISH.”

According to Sherry Smith, executive director of FISH, the hospital’s donation came at just the right time.

“We have seen the demand for our free food boxes increase as people are out of work due to COVID-19,” Smith stated. “Unfortunately, our food bank cannot currently accept donations of food from private individuals due to the risk of spreading infection. So, we are really relying on monetary donations like this one,” Smith explained.

Currently, FISH is offering food box pick-ups in its parking lot on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The FISH soup kitchen is also serving to-go meals on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All services inside the FISH building, including the thrift store, have been temporarily suspended in accordance with the governor’s COVID-19 Risk Mitigation Initiative.

“It really is an uncertain time, but we intend to keep distributing food to those who need it most in our community,” said Smith. “We’re very grateful for all the monetary donations that have allowed us to keep the food bank open so far.”

Those interested in supporting the FISH food bank may learn more by calling (775) 738-3038 or visiting www.fishelko.org. Donations can be made online via PayPal.

Terri Clark, left, and Sherry Smith pose with a giant check from NNRH while also practicing good social distancing.