Food Drive Eliminates Worry for Families, With their basic needs met, RMHC families can focus on the recovery of their children
The Las Vegas community rallied together this past Saturday, February 4th, to help stock the shelves of the Ronald McDonald House! Generous residents donated more than 19,000 pounds of food and household supplies so that RMHC families would have one less thing to stress about while at their children’s bedside. In addition, more than $12,000 was raised from cash and gift card donations.
More than 250 volunteers made this food drive possible by handing out wish lists at 37 Smith’s Food and Drug Stores, collecting and sorting the donations, as well as stocking the pantry at the House. Ronald McDonald also helped out by accepting a $1,000 check from Smith’s on behalf of RMHC. He even helped sort donated food and stock the pantry! A second check was then presented to the Ronald McDonald House Charities for $500 from Nevada Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee, who has been a longtime supporter of the charity.
To sum it all up, this food drive helped to meet the basic nutritional needs of the families who must travel to Las Vegas for their children’s medical treatment. From food to cleaning supplies to detergent for families to use in our free laundry facility, these supplies help alleviate much of the stress that accumulates from being so far from the comfort of their own homes. With their basic needs met, families are able to focus on what matters most- the recovery of their children.
About Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Greater Las Vegas
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of Greater Las Vegas is a non-profit, 501c3 organization that provides temporary housing for families who travel to Las Vegas to receive medical treatment for their children. RMHC of Greater Las Vegas also creates and supports programs that directly benefit children and families in the greater Las Vegas area.