Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, one of the largest nonprofit social service providers in the state, has been awarded $2,420,329 in Clark County Community Development Block Grant funds to grow the Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels programs (Pictured: Meals on Wheels Driver Alex Pociernicki, Deacon Tom Roberts, Mayor Goodman and Meals on Wheels client Frances Pemberton and Grandson).
The Meals on Wheels kitchen will be consolidated into the St. Vincent Lied Dining Room kitchen and add 3,778 square feet of kitchen space to the facility.
Approximately 2,000 low-income, homebound seniors are currently receiving home-delivered Meals on Wheels. The added kitchen space will allow Catholic Charities to serve upwards of 2,600 clients. The food pantry expansion will give Catholic Charities the space and resources to serve 1,000 individuals every week, a 33 percent increase over current levels.
The Korte Company, who was instrumental in the original campus construction, was the successful bidder and will begin construction on this project on April 12. Construction is scheduled to be completed by mid-August.
“As Catholic Charities celebrates 75 years of providing hope and help to Southern Nevadans, we are honored to be the recipients of such a generous grant,” said Deacon Tom Roberts, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. “The expansion of the Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels programs will benefit thousands of our most vulnerable community members.”
The Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry redesign will include a 3,090-square-foot expansion, resulting in approximately 7,480 square feet for food pantry use. In addition to the remodeling, funding will be used to acquire fixtures for food storage, display and distribution.
To learn more about Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada’s suite of programs or to make a donation, please visit www.CatholicCharities.com.
About Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada
Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada (CCSN) is one of the largest nonprofit social service providers in the state. In operation since 1941, CCSN provides over 20 diverse services and programs designed to help people of all ages. CCSN’s mission aims to provide services based on basic Catholic teachings of charity and social justice and serves all Southern Nevadans, regardless of race, religion or creed.
CCSN strives toward the goal of allowing each individual the chance to gain self-sufficiency, independence, and dignity. For more information, please visit www.CatholicCharities.com or visit us on Facebook or Twitter.