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Vegas Food Drive Named USA Weekend-Make A Difference Day 2014 All-Star Award Finalist
The Food Drive, a project hosted by Philanthropist Mary Vail celebrated its 15th annual participation with the yearly Make A Difference Day event. Previously recognized in 2012, the food drive was eligible for the 2014 All-Star Award because of its continuing efforts with the program.
Vail, who operates a public relations firm has found success with the food drive because of the overwhelming generosity of the community including Smith’s Food and Drug Stores who has been the host site every year, as well as, longtime sponsors Paragon Pools, ABC KTNV-13, Pictographics, and KVVU Fox-5. Vail also credits the enthusiasm for the food drive with repeat appearances from noted Las Vegas personalities including Celebrity Blogger Robin Leach (VegasDeluxe.com)
Over the years, the food drive has also seen appearances by Comedian/Actor George Wallace (The Flamingo), Entertainer/
Vail’s husband David and children Sean and Ashley have also played an important role in keeping the drive going for 15 years.
To date the food drive has collected over 26 tons for the Salvation Army Food Bank, a much appreciated resource of non-perishable items for the food bank that services over 200 families a day, 52 weeks a year.
Mary Vail, MBA Publicist