LAS VEGAS – Project 150, a local nonprofit that provides homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high school students with basic necessities, is adding fresh food to its menu with the help of students from the College of Southern Nevada’s Air Conditioning Technology Program.
Students from CSN’s Western Center (HVAC Center of Excellence located at Western High School) are installing a walk-in cooler that is 819 cubic feet at Project 150’s offices near Rancho Drive and Gowan Road.
“We recognize the impact food insecurity has on our community. Having access to nutritious food is something we sometimes take for granted,” said Kelli Kristo, Project 150 executive director. “One of our goals is to remove barriers to basic necessities like food, and this refrigerator allows us to expand our food donation menu for the students we serve.”
This new addition will enable Project 150 to offer much more fresh food and help the charity meet its mission of providing much-needed food to more than 6,000 high school students throughout Southern Nevada.
“By equipping Project 150 with a walk-in cooler, we can support the great work they accomplish every day by helping them reach more individuals in our communities,” said Dennis Soukup, Applied Technologies Department Chair. “This installation also gives our students a hands-on experience out of the classroom.”
Project 150 purchased the building materials needed for this project. When finished, the all-metal storage space design will enable better performance, which helps extend the life of fresh produce and other fresh food products.
For more information about Project 150 or to make a donation, visit www.project150.org. Follow Project 150 on Facebook and Twitter.
About Project 150
Project 150 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization, founded in December 2011 by local businessmen Don Purdue and Patrick Spargur. The two heard about 150 homeless high school students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas who were in need of support over the Christmas break. Since that time, Project 150 has expanded and now serves more than 5,900 registered and non-registered homeless, displaced and disadvantaged high-school students in more than 61 schools in Southern Nevada. Project 150 provides these students with food, clothing, school supplies, sports equipment, shoes, college scholarships, workforce readiness, and other needs so they can continue school and be successful in life.