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LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada helps seniors with Thanksgiving meals

Posted at 7:19 PM, Nov 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-26 22:26:01-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The LGBTQ Center of Southern Nevada gave away food to seniors this Thanksgiving with the help of volunteers and renowned local chefs.

More than 100 meals were passed out on Thursday as a way to help those with food insecurity in the valley.

Local Jim Christenson came down to The Center to pick up a meal for a friend who recently lost his partner to help them celebrate Thanksgiving together.

"They're all seniors. They usually come down every year and were talking about not being able to come this year. Then I found out about the food pickup and of course I volunteered to pick it up," Christenson said.

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Inside The Center it was all hands on deck for the volunteers, preparing and delivering the assigned orders.

Food from well-known local chefs included the traditional thanksgiving meal of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce.

Jason Harris says he has been organizing the annual Thanksgiving meal event and knows that a good meal is important for everyone.

"This has been the toughest ever for restaurants but all 10 chefs wanted to give back to the community. It’s a tough year and we wanted to give people some amazing food to help them have a really special day," Harris said.

More information on The Center and the event can found here.