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Press Release

Thanksgiving Dinner to Homeless and Disadvantaged

Published on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 (10:23 a.m.)

WHAT: A traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served to homeless and disadvantaged individuals and families on Thanksgiving Day. Approximately 2,000 meals are expected to be served.

The doors are open to anyone who needs a meal. Executive Chef Juan Penate and his staff of 10 will be preparing: 1,000 pounds of turkey, 750 pounds of mashed potatoes, 500 pounds of corn bread stuffing, 60 gallons of giblet gravy, 600 pounds of green beans, 40 gallons of homemade cranberry sauce, 2,000 dinner rolls, 2000 butter cups, 2,000 individual homemade chocolate lava cakes, 2,000 cans of soda and 2,000 bottles of water.

The Catholic Charities St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility has been serving meals to the community’s homeless and needy men, woman and children since 1965. Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest day for the St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility.

WHEN: Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 22 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

The kitchen crew will begin preparing the meal from 3:30 a.m. until serving time.
Media is welcome at 5:00 a.m. for morning shows.

WHERE: Catholic Charities St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility
1502 North Main Street, Las Vegas, NV 89101

Broadcast trucks for live feeds should enter the campus via Foremaster Rd.
All other media should enter through Las Vegas Blvd.

WHO: More than 100 volunteers are expected to serve approximately 2,000 meals.


Catholic Charities is one of the largest nonprofit social service providers in the state, offering the most comprehensive range of human services. Catholic Charities includes more than 20 diverse programs designed to help people, from infants to seniors, regardless of race, religion, or creed.
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