Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Calls on Community to Help Continue Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive

The non-profit is expected to provide a Thanksgiving turkey and fixing to 4,200 of the city’s most vulnerable families this holiday season.

 

LAS VEGAS (Nov. 07, 2018) — Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (CCSN) is calling on the Las Vegas community to help the non-profit organization continue its annual Thanksgiving turkey drive in an effort to provide the city’s most vulnerable citizens with an authentic Thanksgiving meal.

One of Catholic Charities’ annual traditions ‑ 32 years ­and counting – has been organizing a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, which provides a frozen turkey and nonperishable dinner fixings to its most vulnerable clients through the Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry. It is the Valley’s largest turkey giveaway, serving approximately 4,200 families.

“We could not accomplish this task without the community’s support,” said Deacon Tom Roberts, President and CEO of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, “We are on a mission to allow our most vulnerable citizens in our community a chance to celebrate Thanksgiving with their loved ones, it is not only giving help, but we, with the community’s support, will provide hope for the holiday season.”

 

In addition to providing thousands of families with an opportunity to host their own Thanksgiving holiday feast by taking advantage of the food offered at the food pantry, CCSN will also serve its 53rdconsecutive free Thanksgiving meal to roughly 1,000 homeless and vulnerable men, women and children as well as deliver 2,125 holiday meals to the homebound seniors through its Meals on Wheels program.

 

Frozen turkey and thanksgiving food donations will be accepted daily from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Nov. 21 at the Catholic Charities campus, located at 1501 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas, NV 89101.

 

Volunteers are also needed to assist families as they shop and help give out turkeys from now until Nov. 21. Volunteers can sign up at www.catholiccharities.com.

WHEN

Frozen Turkey and Food Donations to Food Pantry Accepted –­ Nov. 01 through Nov. 21  

WHERE

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, 1501 Las Vegas Blvd North, Las Vegas, NV 89101

 

About Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
Since 1941, the mission of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada has been to serve those in need — the most vulnerable — regardless of race, religion or creed.  This leading community resource offers help and hope with dignity as it strives to meet the diverse needs of men, women and children in Southern Nevada.  Through the generosity of foundations, grants, organizations and individual donors, Catholic Charities operates 16 programs providing support to more than 4,200 people daily and encompassing four core areas: Family Services, Food Services, Immigration and Refugee Services and Homeless and Housing Services.  Catholic Charities also operates the largest Meals on Wheels program and Emergency Shelter Services in Southern Nevada.  For additional information, please visit CatholicCharities.com.