To Go bags ready for FISH’s Soup Kitchen
Credit: FISH Elko

Nevada Gold Mines (NGM) has donated $25,000 to FISH, which stands for “Friends in Service Helping Others,” a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping less fortunate residents and through difficult times.

“Nevada Gold Mines’ generous donation will go directly towards purchasing food and goods,” said FISH Executive Director Sherry Smith via email.

“Friends In Service Helping would like to thank Nevada Gold Mines for their very kind and thoughtful generosity. When we receive a check like this, we are beyond grateful. These organizations are not only our benefactors, they are our friends, and we know they care about the communities they’re in and want to see us succeed in providing for families in need, especially now.”

The FISH Food Bank has been providing food during the coronavirus outbreak and shelter-at-home orders as “Drive Thru” meals. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays families can pick up food in To Go containers from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at their 821 Water Street facility.

FISH’s Soup Kitchen for the chronically homeless is providing “To Go” meals on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

FISH is not able to take private donations from residents for safety concerns, so this cash infusion from Nevada Gold Mines is very much needed. The donation will primarily go to provide more food while the need is so much bigger than usual. To contact FISH and see their entire program to support those in need, visit their website: for a complete list.

NGM Executive Managing Director Greg Walker said “we have ensured that our operations are working as safely and responsibly as possible [during the COVID-19 outbreak] but it is not only our employees that we are concerned about — we are also using our resources to support our friends and neighbors, and particularly the seniors, the homeless and Native Americans.”

According to their April 2, 2020 press release, NGM has to date committed a total of $275,000 to support the local communities of Elko, Battle Mountain, and Winnemucca with food supplies and other basic necessities, particularly those most impacted including seniors, the homeless and Native Americans.

NGM is the largest global gold producing complex and a joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation (61.5%) and Newmont Corporation (38.5%) and operated by Barrick.

Phone: 775 738-3038
Fax: 775 777-1175

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