Donations Sought for Community Thanksgiving Dinner

On Wednesday, Nov. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Mesquite Senior Center will host a complimentary community Thanksgiving meal. This annual tradition of serving over 1,200 meals to 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 Griseyda Belalcazar at 702-346-5290 ext. 4006 or via email at  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 or US Foods). Below is a list of needed items.


  • Turkey
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Yams
  • Stuffing
  • Dinner rolls
  • Pumpkin Pies
  • Margarine (pound)
  • Apple Juice Sun Cup
  • Coffee
  • Decaf Coffee
  • Sweet n Low
  • Regular Sugar
  • Coffee Creamer
  • Milk (1/2 Pint-1% Milk)
  • 5 Compartment Trays
  • Oliver Homebound 3C Trays 
  • 6” Pie Plates
  • 2 oz. Souffle Cups and Lids
  • Napkins
  • Morcon-Large Trash Bags (55g)
  • Aluminum Foil Pans

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

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 for available times.  


It is only with your help that this annual event is possible.  A big thank you goes 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


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