Cancelled Event Leads to Opportunity to Feed 400 People

LVMPD Foundation and Divine Events partner together to provide meals in March

When its client canceled due to COVID- 19, Divine Events was left with an opportunity to feed more than 400 individuals. On behalf of Canadian company Wynford, Divine Events has partnered with Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation and LVMPD’s Office of Community Engagement to arrange for restaurant-quality meals delivered to youth and families served by The Harbor Juvenile Assessment Center and Truancy Prevention Outreach Program (TPOP) initiatives. Beginning, Wednesday, March 3, 100 meals a week will be donated at the Harbor location at 3001 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., in North Las Vegas, and delivered to families throughout the Las Vegas Valley served by the Harbor and TPOP programs. A total of 400 meals will be donated during the month of March. The meals will be packaged to include additional snack items for more substantial portions.

The LVMPD Foundation supports several community-police initiatives to build bridges between law enforcement and the communities they serve. The Foundation works with the Office of Community Engagement and the Community Oriented Policing Services to identify and source essential resources needed in underserved communities.

“We appreciate the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation and Divine Events for their generosity and partnership in providing meals to families and youth we serve through the Harbor and our Truancy Prevention Outreach Program,” said Clark County Commissioner William McCurdy II., whose Commission District includes the North Las Vegas Harbor location.  “The pandemic has hit thousands of local families very hard because of job losses, health issues, and challenges posed by distance learning. Our goal through both the Harbor and TPOP programs is to wrap kids and their families in the resources they need, starting with basic necessities including food.”