Donations Sought for Community Thanksgiving Dinner

On Wednesday, Nov. 21 from noon to 6 p.m., the Mesquite Senior Center will host a complementary community Thanksgiving meal. This annual tradition of feeding over 1,500 residents from Mesquite, Bunkerville and the surrounding areas is only possible through the generous donations of  businesses, organizations and individuals.

For those interested in making a monetary donation towards the meal, please contact Krissy Thornton at 702-346-5290 ext. 4102 or via email at kthornton@mesquitenv.gov.  Donations can be applied towards specific items (e.g. dinner rolls, yams, etc.) or towards the overall cost of the event.

The Senior Center is also accepting in-kind donations.  Unfortunately, the Senior Center cannot accept store-bought items.  All in-kind donations must be purchased through properly licensed commercial food vendors (e.g. Sysco, US Foods). Below is a list of needed items.

  • Turkey
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Yams
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Dinner rolls
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Pumpkin Pies
  • Whipped Topping
  • Brown Sugar
  • Margarine
  • Apple Juice
  • Coffee
  • Decaf Coffee
  • Milk (1/2 Pint-1% Milk)
  • Bottled Water
  • 5 Compartment Trays
  • Pie Plates
  • Small TO-GO (for Pies) Containers
  • 3 Compartment To-GO Containers
  • 8 oz. Styrofoam Cups
  • Plastic Silverware
  • Foil Pans
  • Foil Paper Roll
    Those interested in making an in-kind donation, please coordinate with Senior Center Head Cook, Leora Hillius, prior to ordering.  She can be reached at (702) 346-5290 ext. 4104 or via email at lhillius@mesquitenv.gov.

If you are interested in volunteering time during the day of the meal, please contact Krissy Thornton at 702-346-5290 ext. 4102 or via email at kthornton@mesquitenv.gov for available times.

It is only with your help that this annual event is possible.  A big thank you to the numerous local businesses, individuals and organizations who donate so much.  Together we are making a difference in people’s lives.

For more information about this event or any other Senior Center program, please contact Griseyda Belalcazar, Senior Services Supervisor, at 346-5290 ext. 4006 or via email at gbelalcazar@mesquitenv.gov.

For more information about the City of Mesquite, find us on Facebook or Twitter at  GoMesquiteNV or visit City Hall at 10 E. Mesquite Blvd.  City Hall is open Monday through Friday.

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