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Lutheran Social Services of Nevada Hosts Open Air Market August 21

Published on Sat, Aug 16, 2014 (1:25 p.m.)

LAS VEGAS – Low-income families and seniors can shop for fresh produce and baked goods, free of charge, at Lutheran Social Services of Nevada’s (LSSN) Open Air Market on Aug. 21, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., in the LSSN parking lot, located at 73 Spectrum Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89101. The event is prepared to serve more than 24,000 meals; 250 households will receive up to 80 pounds of food, creating approximately 96 meals per household.

LSSN hosts the Open Air Markets four times per year, and the special event is open to the public. The market features fresh fruits and vegetables, breads, and more.

“Our services not only address hunger, but human needs as well. We welcome those in need to participate in our special market days,” said Armena Mnatsakanyan, executive director of Lutheran Social Services of Southern Nevada.

LSSN distributes approximately 20,000 meals per month at its food pantry, which has a supermarket feel. The pantry is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Seniors may access the pantry once per month, and non-seniors once every other month. The food pantry follows the Family Empowerment, Education and Distribution (F.E.E.D.) methodology of operation: an empowering, unique and holistic approach that helps ensure clients retain the dignity of choice while eliminating waste, and preserving sensitivity to clients’ cultural, dietary and health needs.

For more information on services and donations, visit lssnv.org, email [email protected] or call 702-639-1730.

About Lutheran Social Services of Nevada
Lutheran Social Services of Nevada bridges and mobilizes multiple community resources in order to break the cycle of poverty, empowers and engages clients in self-growth and self-sufficiency, and navigates homeless and low-income families to independence through community support systems. Since incorporating in 1997, the agency has served over 190,000 clients in Southern Nevada. Services are provided regardless of religious affiliation, age, or national origin, and include a client-choice supermarket-style food pantry, nutrition education, SNAP (food stamps), temporary financial assistance for rent and utilities, housing assistance, help with obtaining birth certificates and ID’s, employment training, and home-care services for the elderly.

Lutheran Social Services of Nevada, accredited by the United Way of Southern Nevada, is a Registered Service Organization of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod; a member of the Lutheran Services of America; a member of Home Care Association of America; and licensed by the State of Nevada for home care.

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