Credit One Bank is bringing together HomeAid Southern Nevada and U.S. VETS - Las Vegas to better meet the needs of at-risk veterans in Southern Nevada with a $434,000 commercial kitchen remodel.
The kitchen, funded in part by Credit One Bank and designed by HomeAid, will enable U.S. VETS to serve more than 400 daily meals to formerly homeless veterans now living in the residential facility.
“The new kitchen will allow us to improve the food quality, provide better service, and eventually help teach culinary skills to veterans who want to learn to cook in preparation for permanent housing,” said Shalimar Cabrera, executive director, U.S.VETS – Las Vegas. "We believe that while we help veterans get jobs, and prepare them for permanent housing, we should set all the right conditions for them to succeed. This means meeting their basic needs too, which is why providing them with nutritious meals is so important.”
The expansion will add 1,000 square feet to the current kitchen space. New features include a walk-in refrigerator, walk-in food storage area, a commercial size oven and stovetop, and wheelchair accessibility.
Construction is expected to start in August and should be fully functional by Thanksgiving. U.S. VETS - Las Vegas will work with non-profit and volunteer groups to ensure that its veteran community continues to receive the services they need during the construction.