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15th Annual Food Drive collects over 4,700 lbs
Make A Difference Day Award Winning Project Supported By Vegas Celebrities and Local Businesses Benefits the Salvation Army Food Bank
Celebrities and local personalities lent their support for the cause making appearances throughout the day including: VegasDeluxe.com Celebrity Blogger Robin Leach, FOX-5 More Show Reporter Maria Silva, Community Activist Heidi Hayes, FOX-5 Chief Meteorologist Ted Pretty, Design & Lifestyle Author Joseph Vassallo, CBP, ABC TV-13 News Anchor Cassie Smith, Celebrity Photographer (Americas Next Top Model) Jerry Metellus and City of Las Vegas -Mayor Pro Tem Stavros Anthony. Event volunteers joined celebrities in greeting shoppers, receiving donations and shopping for nonperishable food items to donate to this great cause.
Smith’s Food & Drug the host site for the food drive for 15 years also gave a generous donation. Event supporters include KTNV TV-13, Pictographics, FOX-5, Paragon Pools, Jerry Metellus Photography, Inc. and the UNLV Lee Business School EMBA Program.
To date, the yearly food drive has collected over 29 tons of non-perishable foods and personal hygiene items. The Food Drive was recognized nationally in 2012 by the Make A Difference Day organizers: USA Magazine, the Points of Light and Newman’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 http://www.facebook.com/
Mary Vail, Publicist