Serving our Kids Foundation hosted its 11th annual Bowl-a-Thon fundraiser, at Sam’s Town. Critical Care Comics and Las Vegas Valley Firefighters also bowled with the children. Sponsors included Southwest Specialties, Centennial Toyota, Hearing Associates of Nevada, House of Blues, Argentum Partners, Jerimy Kirschner, Garman Turner Gordon, Keystone, Allianz, and Cheesecake Factory.
Serving Our Kids is a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to feeding at-risk and homeless children throughout Clark County. It has served more than 435,000 weekend food bags to children and currently supports 63 Clark County schools by providing weekend food bags.
“There are enough big hearts in our community that no child should have an empty stomach,” said Farley, who made child welfare a high priority during her time in the Legislature.
In Carson City, Farley led bipartisan efforts to better fund education, combat drug abuse and make families a priority in Nevada. She was also served on a blue ribbon commission to improve the child welfare system.
“Childhood hunger contributes to lower grades, poor self-esteem, illness and crime,”Former State Sen. Patrica Farley has been elected board president of Serving Our Kids,said. “People who grow up hungry may not be prepared to live and contribute to their community or Nevada.”
Farley said she looks forward to expanding Serving Our Kids’ reach to over 8000 kids served each week, while retaining its grassroots energy.
“Dedicated people pulling together is how change happens,” she said.
Serving Our Kids, founded in 2010, enlists volunteers to collect food donations from throughout Clark County. The donations are brought to a Henderson warehouse, bagged and then distributed to children in need.