Annual Make a Difference Day Food Drive Benefits The Las Vegas Salvation Army Food Bank

14th Annual Food Drive at Smith’s Food & Drug, 2211 N Rampart, Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, Oct 28, 2012,10am-4pm. Mary Vail, OSG hosts the drive to benefit the LV Chapter Salvation Army Food Bank as part of USA Weekend Magazine Make a Difference Day.
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Oct. 3, 2012 - PRLog -- (October 2, 2012- Las Vegas, NV)   The 14th Annual Food Drive will be held at Smith’s Food and Drug, 2211 N Rampart in Las Vegas, NV on Sunday, Oct 28, 2012 from 10am to 4pm.  Philanthropist Mary Vail, OSG, hosts the yearly drive to benefit the Las Vegas Chapter Salvation Army Food Bank as part of the USA Weekend Magazine Make a Difference Day.

As tradition with the award winning food drive, celebrities and local personalities will lend their support for the cause making appearances throughout the day. Confirmed for 2012 are Celebrity Blogger/TV Host Robin Leach, Singer/Actress Pia Zadora, the Fantasy Girls, the Men of Thunder From Down Under, Mayor Pro Tem Stavros Anthony, TV Personality Heidi Hayes, FOX-5 Meteorologist Ted Pretty and Author Joe Vassallo.  Vail invites fellow Las Vegans to come shop with our celebrities for nonperishable food items to donate to this great cause.

Smith’s Food & Drug has proudly been the host site for the food drive for 14 years and always provides a generous donation.  Other sponsors include Hair Stylist Carlos Pacheco, KTNV TV-13, MAC Landscaping, KTNV-The Morning Blend, Houldsworth Russo & Company, FOX-5, Pictographics, Paragon Pools and UNLV EMBA Cohort11.  

To date, the yearly food drive has collected over 44,480 lbs of non-perishable foods and personal hygiene items. The Food Drive was recognized nationally in April by the Make A Difference Day organization, Points of Light and Newsman’s Own Foundation as one of 10 notable projects from thousands held in 2011.

The Salvation Army Food Bank services over 200 families a day, 52 weeks a year!

For more information about the food drive go to  .
To participate in the food drive as a volunteer, please contact Vail at .

Date:        Sunday, October 28, 2012
Time:      10am – 4pm
Location:                       Smith’s Food & Drug
      2211 N. Rampart (Rampart & Lake Mead) in Summerlin-Las Vegas, NV 89134
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