More than 15,000 meals have been delivered with dignity by nearly 425 volunteer Food Heroes to the doorsteps of “triple threatened” households since we began on March 23
An additional 14,000 meals delivered with dignity
by Zappos for Good to SHARED Village, Shade Tree, Salvation Army, Clark County-City of Las Vegas’ Isolation & Quarantine Complex and the Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC)
jobs have been saved in our independently owned restaurant partners
Nonprofits referring clients to DWD grew from
5 in the first week to 20 this past week. These nonprofits are working hard to help clients solve their ongoing food insecurity needs, using DwD as the option of last resort
Messages of Gratitude:
From NPO partner AFAN sharing a Client’s response:
“God bless everyone involved in this program. None of you have to do this but you chose to and here you are protecting people like me.” He continually said he did not know what he did to deserve such great treatment by everyone he has come into contact with but for a “hermit” like himself this has become the highlight of this tragedy and he looks forward to it every week. From the bottom of my heart I cannot express how much I appreciate this program as well. Food Security is an issue I address with my clients at AFAN daily and this resource is immeasurable, especially at this time. I can sleep better at night knowing our most at risk clients aren’t going to bed with empty tummies.
From a Food Hero:
“This was a great volunteer experience, especially during these times. The pick up of food was well put together and the addresses of delivery sites were all close together which made delivering easy. The most memorable part was seeing the genuine reaction of thankfulness from those we deliver to. Each person seemed to sigh relief when they saw the food at their doorstep. It really made the drive and delivery worthwhile.”
A client referred by NV Senior Services:
"Having meals delivered gives me more time to see to my mom’s needs. I have to be sure she does not fall again, so whenever she decides she wants to walk I have to be there...Last night we had chicken and pasta with guacamole dressing. Mom ate lots. I cook good, but the variety we are receiving she really enjoys...The meals are more healthy than what I could prepare at this time, with the crisis we are facing."
Foster Grandparents served by Foster Kinship:
“I received the delivery today and wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you. It's been the first time in over a week that I ate anything without feeling like I might be taking food out of the mouths of the kids. Thank you again, the food is delicious and a godsend right now in more ways than one. Bless you all for your generosity and kindness. Be safe and healthy.”
“The dinners are amazing. More than nourishment, it lightened my heart and soul. There are so many wonderful people in the world who care, and it gives me hope that we will be OK❤️❤️❤️❤️”
From a Food Hero Volunteer driver appropriately named Hope:
“What a pleasure it was to drive and give my time today. I needed to be able to serve my community in a bigger way and I appreciate you allowing me to be a part of something bigger. I'm excited to do this again. I'm truly grateful, really, to serve in this time of need to help people in our community. People were very excited to see me show up at their door's today. One women cried. She was so happy to receive the food."
Marc Marrone, Owner of Graffiti Bao - one of DWD’s restaurant partners:
“We are so happy to be a part of this. It is a positive focus every day for our team in a world full of negative. It really means a lot.”
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“Delivery With Dignity was created to provide meals to seniors and other vulnerable residents who cannot leave their homes in the middle of this pandemic. We hope to expand the service with support from the community, philanthropists and government grants. Simultaneously, it is also important to us to provide employment to as many of the restaurant workers in the valley who are healthy yet without work.”
— Punam Mathur,
Executive Director of the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation and Board Member, The Moonridge Foundation