Walker Furniture helps feed more than 15,000 people
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Walker Furniture’s Feeding Vegas campaign runs through October 25 with the goal of feeding more than 15,000 people.
Walker Furniture guarantees the first 10,000 meals.
For each purchase made during the 45-day campaign, Walker will add two additional meals.
“There is much to be proud of in our city,” said owner Larry Alterwitz. “But there are also a lot of needs and feeding our community is one of them. No one should be hungry! That’s why we’ve partnered with Las Vegas Rescue Mission.
According to Feed America, there are 373,370 hungry people in the state of Nevada, and 122,450 of them are children.
“Food insecurity is an economic and social indicator of the health of a community,” adds Alterwitz. “A survey commissioned by the Food Research and Action Center found that one in four Americans feared they would have enough money to put food on the table next year. It was not difficult for us to see the need for it.
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission has fed people for 51 years.
“When Larry Alterwitz contacts us, it’s always a call to action and that’s exactly what it did, ”said Heather Engle, CEO of Las Vegas Rescue Mission. “With the current problems, many more are in need. Larry wanted to make sure that no one went without food.