Free meals / pantry occasions within the Las Vegas Valley

Several organizations host drive-thru food pantry events or serve holiday meals to needy Nevadans during the holiday season.

Thursday November 26th

Ten chefs from restaurants in Las Vegas are donating dishes to the LGBTQIA + Center in southern Nevada to be picked up on Thursday.

Among them, James Trees from Esther’s Kitchen will contribute herbal-roasted diestel turkey, Esther’s sourdough filling, sage and rosemary offal sauce. Gina Marinelli from La Strega donates herbal potato puree with Grana Padano and Sicilian olive oil. And Marc Marrone from Graffiti Bao is contributing three-colored candied maple yarn.

Other chefs include Scott Pajak from Triple B, Girair Goumroian from Meraki Greek Grill in Las Vegas, Justin Kingsley Hall from Main Street Provisions, Jordan Camacho and Trevor Garrett from To Be Frank, Antonio Nunez from Blume and The Stove, John Church from Johnny C’s and Brian Howard and Andrea Mclean from Sparrow + Wolf and Pop’N’Pies.

The center (401 S. Maryland Pkwy) aims to feed just over 100 people on Thanksgiving Day from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All meals are prepared with COVID security in mind and packaged to take away.


Nevada SPCA is partnering with online retailer PetFlow to provide pet food transit assistance in the Las Vegas Valley.

Food is distributed every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SPCA Nevada shelter at 4800 W. Dewey Dr. Pet food recipients can stay in their vehicles and follow the signs to the northwest corner of the shelter for their weekly food supply. The trip will continue on Sundays as long as there is a need, said SPCA spokeswoman Amy Lee.

“We are listening to the needs of our community here in southern Nevada and working to find solutions for many families struggling with this economic hardship. We want to keep pets in their homes and if providing food for them can help, we are ready to roll up our sleeves and make that happen, ”said Lori Heeren, executive director of Nevada SPCA, in a press release. “With PetFlow in Las Vegas, they jumped in immediately and without hesitation to help our pet community.”

Friday 18th December

Hope for that vacation will be a host vacation Pantry December 18 from 5 p.m. in Central Church, 1001 New Beginnings Dr. in Henderson. During these events, urgently needed resources will be made available to hundreds of families in need to have a Christmas experience as part of the drive through event.

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