Vegas hotel and casino employees are setting aside their
tricks and opening their hearts on April 1 for the fifth
April Foods Day food drive.
drive will be conducted at several Las Vegas hotels and
casinos and benefit the homeless and working poor of the
Las Vegas community through Catholic Charities of Southern
one week employees will be encouraged to drop off nonperishables
at designated boxes throughout their hotel or casino,
according to Sharon Mann, community relations manager
of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada.
designated boxes are commonly found wherever employees
clock in, she said.
hotels and casinos taking part in this year's April Foods
Day drive include Bally's,
Wild Casino, Las
Vegas Hilton, New
York-New York and Paris
year 15,000 pounds of food were collected through the
drive, according to Mann. "That's enough to last
several months," she said.
annual food drive is the perfect opportunity to start
stocking the shelves for spring, Mann said.
happens is we collect a lot of food over the Christmas
holidays and as the months go on after that, we begin
to run out," she said. "We needed something
to replenish our pantry again for the spring months, so
we thought of April Foods Day."
Charities then asked local hotels and casinos to get involved,
more information or to make a donation, contact Catholic
Charities of Southern Nevada at 385-2662.