LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Hope For The City, a local nonprofit organization held a drive-thru food pantry at Central Church in Henderson Friday.
Families in need received food items, enjoy holiday sweets, games and a holiday light show with a visit from Santa Claus.
Representatives say families needed to pre-register for the event but they had more than 500 families on the list that were able to attend.
#HopeForTheCity CEO explains tonight's holiday drive-thru for families in need and how those can get further assistance.
— KTNV 13 Action News (@KTNV) December 19, 2020
The nonprofit says it is committed to providing care, relief and critical food needs to the Las Vegas area and beyond.
Volunteers handed out toys, school supplies and more during Friday's event that was started at 5 p.m.
Hundreds of families are being part #HopeForTheHolidays! While they drive around through this #village, they get lots of food, toys and lots of help, thanks to #HopeForTheCity and @centralonline and your #donations! #tvreporter #lasvegas @KTNV #holidayseason #sharingiscaring pic.twitter.com/tFgEeA5Ohh
— Astrid Méndez (@astridmendeztv) December 19, 2020
Hope For The City reports it has supplied more than nine million pounds of food to 748,769 individuals and 174,362 households, medical personnel, first responders and members of the senior community throughout the pandemic. Additionally, they have created more than 375 pop-up government-approved food banks to help with the ongoing food needs throughout the valley.
Several donations also came through from local businesses totaling nearly $110,000 that the organization said will go to help 3,155 families in Las Vegas.
Hope For The City representatives thanked everyone who took part in Friday's event while being able to help local families during the ongoing pandemic, over the holidays and more.