Feeding the Las Vegas Community Amidst COVID-19
Residents in Las Vegas are facing the hardships COVID-19 has brought on, and with that a movement was born, Chefs4Vegas. A group of chefs, hospitality industry folks, individuals and businesses are putting food on the table.
The movement started when many food distributors found themselves with an excess of product that they would typically sell to restaurants and casinos. Once the city shut down, instead of throwing it away, they decided to come together and feed the community.
Chefs4Vegas joined the likes of other businesses, nonprofits, churches, and casinos offering a similar service. Why so many individualized movements? Because the need is so great, to accomplish feeding the masses of people meant banning together, yet apart.
Chefs for Kids is proud to be a partner of this movement, passionately promoted by the ACF Chefs Las Vegas Chapter along with other companies (such as GetFresh, YourPanadas, and more). In June the group committed to offering fresh produce to ensure families have healthy food during this unprecedented time in the world. Volunteers are handing out packages at local community centers over the next two weeks on a first come, first serve basis until the produce runs out. Chefs4Vegas fed more than 1,000 families in April and May, and is ambitious to continue seeing that number rise.
If you or anyone you know is struggling to make ends meet, please join the chefs that support this cause at a location closest to you between June 1 – 12. Volunteers will begin distribution at 9 a.m.
June 8 – 12 Schedule
Trinity Life Center
1000 E. St. Louis Ave Las Vegas, NV 89104
DooLittle Senior Center
1950 N J St Las Vegas, NV 89106
Walnut Recreational Center
3075 N Walnut Rd Las Vegas, NV 89115
Whitney Community Center
5712 Missouri Ave Las Vegas, NV 89122
Parkdale Community Center
3200 Ferndale St Las Vegas, NV 89121