When the holidays come, most high students celebrate a break from books and teachers. But for some 11,000 Clark County School District students who are homeless, displaced or disadvantaged, it is a time of stress because school is often the only place they have to find their next meal.
In response, Project 150 is stepping up to ensure at least 1,500 local high school students and their families have a Thanksgiving meal. Project 150 relies on community support to provide the meals, which cost about $25 and feed a family of four.
The local nonprofit that provides these high school students with basic necessities throughout the year will be assembling the Project 150 holiday meal boxes with volunteers from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 23, at Landsberg Orora, the organization’s packaging sponsor, 6625 Arroyo Springs Street, Suite 140, in Las Vegas.”We believe in giving back to our community and Project 150 has given us the opportunity,” said Jimmy Sandford, operations manager for Landsberg Orora.
“There’s no better way to support the youth of Las Vegas than to team up with this great cause.”Members of the media are invited to cover this effort as well as the delivery of the packages to the students at their high schools from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24. Deliveries will be made to each of the 44 CCSD high schools Project 150 serves. Project 150 will repeat this effort Dec. 16 and 17 to provide Christmas meals for homeless high school students and their families; ultimately providing 12,000 holiday meals.
To contribute and join the effort to “Feed it Forward,” contact Project 150 at (702) 721-7150 or visit the website, www.project150.org. Follow Project 150 on Facebook and Twitter.