Las Vegas – Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (CCSN) is hosting its 35th annual Turkey Drive and calls for major support from the Las Vegas community now until Nov. 24 in order to adequately serve thousands of families through its Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry.
Donations of frozen turkeys and nonperishable dinner fixings such as boxed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, and canned yams will be accepted daily from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Catholic Charities campus, located at 1501 Las Vegas Blvd. North, Las Vegas, NV 89101. In addition, food can be purchased through AmazonSmile Charity List and shipped directly to Catholic Charities. To learn more, visit https://amzn.to/3o5a24b or a monetary donation can be made at CatholicCharities.com
Those interested in volunteering on-site must be at least 14 years old, provide proof that they are fully vaccinated before serving on campus, and schedule a shift online. Volunteers are also required to follow the appropriate dress code (wearing a face mask, long pants, shirt with sleeves and closed-toe shoes) throughout the duration of their shift and must be willing to serve where needed in their service area. For more information and sign up for various service opportunities, please visit CatholicCharities.volunteerhub.com.
“The return of the annual Thanksgiving Turkey Drive as well as in-person volunteering could not have been done without the support from our community members,” said CCSN President and CEO Deacon Tom Roberts. “We look forward to continuing our mission in lending a helping hand to our brothers and sisters in need this holiday season and we urge all Southern Nevadans to please consider opening up their hearts and contributing what they can.”
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 56th consecutive free Thanksgiving meal to roughly 1,000 homeless and vulnerable men, women and children as well as deliver 2,450 holiday meals to the homebound seniors through its Meals on Wheels program.
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 4,000 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.
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