Give Thanks by Giving Back: Help the Police Provide 500 Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) Foundation will kick off the holiday season by partnering with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to provide Thanksgiving meals to 500 Southern Nevada families facing food insecurity.  The Foundation, which plans to make an investment of approximately $25,000 in this initiative, seeks community donations and encourages donations of at least $85 that will feed a family of four for the holiday.

The Thanksgiving meal kits include a turkey from Shetakis Food Service Wholesalers and a grocery bag from Three Square containing all the groceries needed to prepare a robust holiday meal, including vegetables, sauces, soups, pie filling and more.  The holiday meal kits will be distributed to families in underserved communities by law enforcement from 10 LVMPD Area Commands and the Office of Community Engagement.

Metro’s dedication to the well-being of Southern Nevada residents goes beyond its law enforcement duties to create stronger bonds and humanize the badge to challenge stereotypes and biases.  The LVMPD Foundation’s continued partnership with LVMPD supports initiatives throughout the year to support trust and enhance cooperation for safer communities.

“Food insecurity continues to be a problem in Southern Nevada with the post-pandemic hardship caused by rising costs of food, inflation, and the gradual expiration of multiple pandemic-era government assistance measures,” said Olivia Smith, Director of Community Engagement of the LVMPD Foundation.  “The Foundation and its community partners are making this investment to mitigate food security for Southern Nevada families, especially during the holiday season.”

Donate today to provide a Thanksgiving meal to a family in need, please visit:  https://lvmpdfoundation.org/thanksgiving-meal-initiative/