North Mesa Plaza II is hosting a contactless, drive-thru food drive on Saturday, December 5 from 9 – 11am (near Cosmoprof) to help make 3500 weekend meal bags for 70 Clark County Schools through charity, Serving Our Kids Foundation. These kids do not receive weekend food bags from any backpack or other governmental programs, but still face empty plates on the weekends. Organization representatives estimate the actual number of kids requiring weekend meals to be 8,000 to 10,000.
“We are so grateful to North Mesa Plaza for hosting this drive to help feed kids in our community who fall through the traditional social services safety net from going hungry. These donations are critical, now more than ever, due to the holidays and distance learning in schools.” said Patricia Farley, chair of the Serving Our Kids Foundation’s board.
Santa will be greeting cars in the drive through and gifting donors with kid’s Cowabunga Bay Las Vegas 2021 tickets, as a thank you (while supplies last) .
Event sponsors include North Mesa Plaza I, II and Colliers International Las Vegas.
Supporters may also virtually donate a CRISIS FOOD PACK for $20 which includes the following.
2 Oatmeal Packs
2 Granola Bars
1 Apple Sauce
1 Ramen Noodles
1 Cheese & Crackers
Crisis Pack Packages
4 Packs for $20
20 Packs for $100
50 Packs for $250
100 Packs for $500
The Serving Our Kids warehouse in Henderson serves as the distribution center and site for volunteer activities. It is located at 121 Industrial Park Road, Suite 110. For information, donations and volunteering, visit http://www.servingourkids.org or call 702-358-1056.
North Mesa Plaza II (MLK and Craig Road)
1735 – 1985 W. Craig Road (Cosmoprof, building 1915), Las Vegas, 89032
December 5, Saturday, 9am – 11am
About Serving Our Kids Foundation
Serving our Kids Foundation is dedicated to feeding and serving the needs of Clark County children. While there are governmental programs and other organizations that provide children in need with breakfast and lunch on weekdays during school, weekends can be an issue. Since 2012, Serving Our Kids has stepped in to fill the weekend nutrition gap of vulnerable kids and now assists 3,500 children, grades K-8, in 70 schools who would otherwise go hungry. Referrals for weekend food bags are up 27 percent over last year, but the actual number of kids needing weekend nutrition assistance is estimated between 8,000 to 10,000. The nonprofit organization mobilizes the strength of community volunteers and donations. In addition to non-perishable food items, personal care items also are collected. For information, donations, volunteering and partnership opportunities, visit http://www.servingourkids.org or call 702-358-1056.