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Las Vegas nonprofits receive grants for healthy food initiatives

Through member financial institutions, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco awarded AHEAD grants to two local nonprofits — Together We Can and Lutheran Social Services of Nevada. Together We Can was awarded a $20,000 grant to support development of a mobile farmers market, called The Veggie Big Truck, which will train and employ at-risk youth in the market business as it visits low-income neighborhoods offering health food and nutritional education. A $30,000 grant was awarded to Lutheran Social Services of Nevada to support development of a “virtual pantry” through which low-income clients can purchase healthy food online, including both fresh produce sourced from local growers and staples, which can either be picked up at the agency or home-delivered. This year, 174 applications were reviewed before 35 AHEAD grant winners were selected. Funding for AHEAD is determined annually by the Bank’s board of directors. Since the program began in 2004, the bank has awarded over $8.5 million in AHEAD funds to support 302 important projects and programs in Arizona, California and Nevada.

Law firm donates uniforms to school

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s Las Vegas office adopted Halle Hewetson Elementary School this year and held a fundraising drive for uniforms and a washer/dryer to help clean uniforms that students have worn to school several days in a row because they had no other option. Employees from the Las Vegas office delivered nearly 300 uniform items, plus a washer and dryer and office supplies, to the school Sept. 4.

 

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