The meals distribution facilities in Las Vegas have been nonetheless inundated with a pandemic coronavirus
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Las Vegas food distribution centers continue to see an increase in the number of people using their services.
Boulder Highway Lutheran Social Services have repurposed all of their first floor to accommodate thousands of pounds of groceries that they spend twice a week.
“We essentially had to fill it with all of our groceries that couldn’t fit in the pantry to make sure we had enough to serve individuals with each distribution,” said Tristan Hightower, director of community outreach.
He says the initial surge in demand for their services has not let up since the spring pandemic.
“Pretty much after that first climb, our numbers have been very consistent,” he said. “We had roughly 2 to 250 families per distribution, which is roughly five times the number of people we served before the pandemic.”
Everywhere in the city there are always people in Three Square who are looking for their services.
“We managed to increase the amount of food we distributed by between 30 and 40% compared to prepandemic,” said Larry Scott, COO of Three Square. “So what was a million pounds a week is now between 1.3 and 1.4 million pounds a week. One of the other things that most of the stories don’t tell is that these federal merchandise that we have been given is such nutritious food. It’s a wide variety of products, meat and dairy products, so it’s a really balanced meal for a family. “
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