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Summer Food Program Provides Nutritious Meals for Kids

Summer Food Program Provides Nutritious Meals for Kids

Three Square Food Bank and its partners launched the Summer Food Service program Wednesday to ensure southern Nevada children do not go hungry this summer.

When school is out, kids who use the free and reduced lunch program often do not have access to nutritious meals. The summer food program works to fill that gap.

"It is scary when you think about families that can't put food on the table because they are making choices to pay rent, pay their utility bills, that are higher during the summer," president and CEO of Three Square Food Bank Brian Burton said. "These are very unacceptable choices. They shouldn't have to choose to go without food."

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, kids 18 years and younger can receive free lunches now through August 23.

One partner for the program is the YMCA. Lunches are available at all four YMCA's throughout the Las Vegas valley.

Locations include:

Neighborhood Cleanup at Local Park Saturday

Neighborhood Cleanup at Local Park Saturday


A neighborhood cleanup project will take place in North Las Vegas on Saturday morning.

Project Skyline, a community partnership with the College of Southern Nevada and LUNAS Recycling, will work with city representatives to clean up a neighborhood in need.

This year, Project Skyline will focus on the area around Joe Kneip Park, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers will meet at the park at 2800 Judson Ave. There is no minimum age, so families are encouraged to bring their children to join in and have fun while helping the neighborhood. The event also features free food and music.

Register to volunteer by calling 651-4698 or send an email to csnserves@csn.edu.

For more information, call North Las Vegas Outreach Coordinator Kathi Thomas-Gibson at 633-5632.

County Commissioner to Hold Town Hall Meeting

County Commissioner to Hold Town Hall Meeting


County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly will host a town hall meeting Thursday at the North Las Vegas Library.

From 6 to 7:30 p.m., residents can discuss what ever topics they would like with the commissioner.

There will also be staff from the animal control, water reclamation, parks and recreation, business licensing, along with representatives of NV Energy, Southwest Gas, Southern Nevada Water Authority, and Metro Police.

“Town Hall meetings are a great opportunity for residents to speak directly with County officials,” Commissioner Weekly said. “These meetings give us a chance to hear your concerns and continue to work together to address the needs of the community.”

School Police Holding Safety Fair Friday

School Police Holding Safety Fair Friday


The Clark County School Police Department will be holding a safety fair Friday at Lois Craig Elementary, 2637 East Gowan Road.

The Spring School Safety Fair will be from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. The event will feature a bike and pedestrian rodeo, fire truck tours and several informational booths.

People can also enter a free raffle for tickets to the Circus Circus Adventuredome, along other prices including bicycles, bike helmets and car seats.

Panda Express will provide free food.

Volunteers from Ben & Jerry's Fix Up Shade Tree Shelter

Volunteers from Ben & Jerry's Fix Up Shade Tree Shelter

Hundreds of volunteers from the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream gathered Friday to help clean up a shelter for homeless women and children.

Members of the company’s franchisee community took time away from their annual global conference being held in Las Vegas to give the Shade Tree Shelter a facelift.

Volunteers cleaned the shelter, painted the building and sorted through donations. They finished with an ice cream social and celebration.

“This is a tremendous opportunity and such a tremendous gift. Every year we serve between 3,500 and 4,000 women and children and our building is actually over 12 years old. We want to make sure that we provide a clean and safe environment for our residents to heal and we cannot do that without our community support,” said DeAndre Esteen Director of Development at The Shade Tree.

Choirs, Commissioners Mark Holiday Season

Choirs, Commissioners Mark Holiday Season


High school choirs, county commissioners and Santa Claus will take part in holiday festivities the next two days at the Clark County Government Center.

A tree lighting will be the centerpiece of events at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The 35-foot-tall tree was last put up in 2008 and features 2,000 lights and ornaments as well.

On Thursday and Friday, local high school choirs will be performing in the Government Center rotunda at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. The schedule:

Retirees Take Community Watch to the Next Level


Volunteers that give North Las Vegas Police extra help are especially valuable during the holiday season.

As the holiday season approaches, the volunteer citizens patrol with the North Las Vegas Police Department is on high alert. People can make themselves targets with numerous shopping bags and by not paying attention to their surroundings, a volunteer patrol member said.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.