Press Releases

51 Years of Meals: Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada to Continue Thanksgiving Tradition

51 Years of Meals: Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada to Continue Thanksgiving Tradition

WHAT: Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada will serve a free Thanksgiving meal to roughly 1,000 homeless and vulnerable men, women and children. This is the 51st consecutive Thanksgiving that Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada has opened their doors to the community. The Thanksgiving meal is made possible thanks to community donations and dedicated volunteers.

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada Executive Chef Jun Lao and his staff of 20 will arrive at 2 a.m. to begin preparing:

  • 700 pounds of oven-roasted turkey
  • 30 gallons of turkey gravy with rosemary
  • 500 pounds of Yukon potatoes
  • 200 pounds of fresh green beans
  • 375 pounds of stuffing
  • 20 gallons of cranberry sauce
  • 1,000 dinner rolls with butter
  • 1,000 mini pumpkin pies with a dollop of whipped cream

WHO: Deacon Tom Roberts, President and CEO, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada

Jun Lao, Executive Chef, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada

More than 100 volunteers are expected to serve approximately 1,000 meals

WHEN: Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016

10-11 a.m.

The kitchen crew will begin preparing the meal from 2:00 a.m. until serving time.   Media is welcome at 5:00 a.m. for morning live shots and back to capture meal serving at 9:45 a.m.

WHERE: Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada

1501 N. Las Vegas Blvd.

Las Vegas, NV 89101

MEDIA: Broadcast trucks for live shots should enter the dock area at the campus via Foremaster Lane. All other media should enter through North Las Vegas Boulevard. Media will have the opportunity to capture photos and obtain b-roll of the meal preparation in the early morning.