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Catholic Charities provide free Christmas meal for the hungry

Posted at 5:16 PM, Dec 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-26 16:46:06-05

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Having a special warm meal is something many people look forward to on Christmas and Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada decided to make sure those less fortunate were able to enjoy one.

While many across the valley opened presents, many lined up at Catholic Charities to open their gift for the day.

“You can’t go wrong with this.”

There’s excitement about a warm prime rib meal. This man named Larry fully appreciates it. He’s one of the hundreds to enjoy the meal this Christmas.

“Well, I wasn’t sure if it was going to be ham or turkey which is good too. But this is a real good cut of meat,” he said.

A cut of meat the charity says shows those less fortunate they’re getting something extra special this Christmas.

“The food is so important. It’s a quality meal and as you can see, the clients, really appreciate that it’s a homemade prepared meal. It’s done safely,” Deacon Tom Roberts of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada said.

About 1,000 prime rib meals were prepared all donated by community groups. The pandemic however caused some changes with socially distanced seating and less staff on hand.

The charity acknowledging it’s been a challenging year for so many.

“This year I think, because so many have been affected, our clients are under additional stress,” Deacon Roberts said.

Stress that can at least be soothed over temporarily with some prime rib. For Larry, it’s well worth it.

“Is that going to fill you up for at least half a day? Oh yeah. It’s my second getting in line. Yeah, this will hold me alright,” he said.