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MassMedia collects 10K pounds of food for hungry

Posted at 4:46 PM, Nov 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-30 19:46:42-05
MassMedia Corporate Communications collected 10,000 pounds of food and supplies for Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada during the firm’s 18th Annual Feeding the Masses Thanksgiving Food Drive.
The 10,000 pound donation included 40 turkeys, 161 boxes of cereal, 300 pounds of pasta, and 4,594 bottles of water, as well as other miscellaneous items based on Catholic Charities Agency Wish List.
Catholic Charities, along with other local nonprofits serving the homeless, has announced an urgent need for holiday donations to meet growing demand.
Catholic Charities will utilize MassMedia’s contribution to stock the shelves of its community food pantry, which provides free groceries to families and individuals in need.
It is estimated that one in nine people in southern Nevada are living in poverty.
According to the Catholic Charities website, an average of 4,000 families visit the Catholic Charities pantry for food each month, and more families are on a waiting list for services.
Local businesses, organizations, community members, and MassMedia employees contributed food items and funds to make Feeding the Masses a success.
For more information about Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, or to make a gift online, clickhere