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Food pantry for low-income seniors opens in Las Vegas

Posted at 6:45 AM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 17:23:37-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A new food pantry will open its doors in Downtown Las Vegas with the hopes of fighting food insecurity among local seniors.

Inside the Stewart Pines Apartments, shelves are filling up as Nevada Hand prepares to open up their newest food pantry for folks who need it most.

“This is a really important initiative that many of our seniors, who are living on fixed incomes have access to fresh food,” Greta Seidman from Nevada Hand.

The pantry a result of an anonymous $1 million donation to Nevada Hand.

The pantry hopes to offer senior residents fresh and nutritious food on a regular basis.

“Every little bit helps, and this is extra that they ordinarily might not be able to afford,” says Janice Walton, Nevada Hand.

Nevada Hand says food insecurity especially among seniors on fixed incomes is a major concern, and is expected to increase.

Programs like the new food pantries are hoping to curb that.

The pantry will open up at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday