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VGK to donate additional 1,200 meals to first responders

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Posted at 1:19 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 18:38:48-04

The Vegas Golden Knights announced yesterday that the organization will continue to provide hot, ready to eat meals to local medical professionals and first responders by expanding their meal donation program.

As a part of the program, the Golden Knights will be teaming up with Country Financial to donate 1,200 meals to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department employees throughout the Southern Nevada Area starting on May 5.

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Several representatives were able to take advantage of a Country Financial program called Operation Helping Heroes to make the donation, which in 2020 will donate $3 million to first responders, medical workers and military service members in the communities it does business in.

The Golden Knights began their meal donation program in April as a way to thank and support those working tirelessly to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. To date, the team have provided over 7,500 meals to medical professionals and first responders throughout the Vegas Valley.

The meal donation program was made possible by generous donations from the Vegas Golden Knights Foundation, select Vegas Golden Knights players and staff and select Vegas Golden Knights partners.