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Catholic Charities’ Dining Hall Turns 50

The nonprofit celebrates with a special meal to honor 50 years of serving free community meals.

WHAT:

For 50 years, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada has been serving free meals to the community. In honor of this milestone, the organization will host the 10th annual “Feast of Hope” – a specially-prepared gourmet and no-cost restaurant experience to its clients, in lieu of its daily free meal. On the menu this year is turkey and spinach en croute with root vegatables, tomato and mozzarella salad with balsamic vinaigrette, a fresh baked roll with butter, and for dessert pecan pie with whipped cream.

More than 100 volunteers are expected to serve close to 1,300 sit-down meals to homeless men, women and children in need. Mayor Carolyn Goodman is expected to attend and help serve meals at this special occasion. This meal is free of charge and open to the public. Each guest and volunteer will receive a free commemorative T-shirt.

The cost of ingredients for this event is largely subsidized by donations from private individuals and community partners. Any excess proceeds will be used as future funding
to support Catholic Charities’ mission.
The first Catholic Charities St. Vincent’s soup kitchen opened in 1965 and served 40 meals. After decades of growth for the increasing need, today the St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility serves an average of 1,000 meals on a daily basis and up to 2,000 meals on Christmas and Thanksgiving.

WHO:

Deacon Thomas Roberts, President & CEO of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
Carolyn Goodman, City of Las Vegas Mayor

WHEN:

Thursday, May 7, 2015
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

WHERE:

St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility
1502 North Main Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101

 

CONTACT:

Allison Cordova
702.373.7190
[email protected]