Non-profit, Serving our Kids Foundation, hosted a contactless, drive-thru food drive in December, to provide 3500 weekend meal bags for 70 Clark County Schools. These kids do not receive weekend food bags from any backpack or other governmental programs, but still face empty plates on the weekends. Organization representatives estimate the actual number of kids requiring weekend meals to be 8,000 to 10,000.
“We are so grateful to Clark County Medical Society Alliance, Southwest Medical Associates and OptumCare for hosting this drive to help feed kids in our community who fall through the traditional social services safety net from going hungry. These donations are critical, now more than ever, due to the holidays and distance learning in schools.” said Patricia Farley, chair of the Serving Our Kids Foundation’s board. “Having Vegas Wish and the Angel Fire Department with their truck will be a fun welcome for our food donors and families and we appreciate their support!”
Vegas Wish and Angel Fire also greeted cars in the drive through and gifting donors with kid’s Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas 2021 tickets, as a thank you. Event sponsors included Clark County Medical Society Alliance, Southwest Medical Associates, OptumCare and SOS Radio.
The Serving Our Kids warehouse in Henderson serves as the distribution center and site for volunteer activities. It is located at 121 Industrial Park Road, Suite 110. For information, donations and volunteering, visit http://www.servingourkids.org or call 702-358-1056.