On Tuesday January 22, 2013 needy members of the Reno-Sparks community enjoyed a healthy meal provided by members of the Safari Club International, the SCI Northern Nevada Chapter, the Salvation Army and local area businesses.

The meal, which was provided at the Reno Event Center, included buffalo meatloaf, salad, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables and cake. “Without the support of multiple sponsors, this event wouldn’t be possible”, said Major Michael Zielinski of the local Salvation Army. “We expect to feed somewhere between 1700 and 1800 local needy people tonight. This is a great outreach into the community”.

Buffalo, game and other processed meat was donated by the Northern Nevada and North American Handgun Chapters of the SCI. The Redding, California Chapter also had their Sensory Safari display on hand for attendees to learn more about wildlife and nature in general.

Safari Club International – First For Hunters is the leader in protecting the freedom to hunt and in promoting wildlife conservation worldwide. SCI’s approximately 200 Chapters represent all 50 of the United States as well as 106 other countries. SCI’s proactive leadership in a host of cooperative wildlife conservation, outdoor education and humanitarian programs, with the SCI Foundation and other conservation groups, research institutions and government agencies, empowers sportsmen to be contributing community members and participants in sound wildlife management and conservation. Visit the home page www.safariclub.org or call 520-620-1220 for more information.