Oakland A’s Helping Show Las Vegas Families Love For Thanksgiving
The Oakland A’s haven’t even officially moved to Las Vegas yet, but they’re already becoming part of the community.
The Athletics baseball team has announced a partnership with a local nonprofit this Thanksgiving. They will be helping the Just One Project feed insecure families for the holiday season. The Just One Project serves food to more than 17,000 Southern Nevadans every month. They do it, in part, through their Pop Up & Give mobile distribution trucks. Which bring fresh produce and pantry essentials to at-risk communities in Southern Nevada. They also have a community market that is open to those who are food insecure.
The Just One Project also offers wrap around services to Las Vegas families in need. Including self-development programs like English proficiency and financial literacy classes. They provide homeless prevention and rapid rehousing to those who are homeless or at-risk of being so. And they run the Camp Just One and Leadership Academy for Southern Nevada’s youth. Get more information about the Just One Project here.
How the Athletics are helping feed Southern Nevada families this Thanksgiving.
The team has partnered with the Just One Project to provide full Thanksgiving meals for local families. Including turkey and many side dishes. The meals will be distributed to 200 pre-selected food insecure families in Southern Nevada on November 17. Volunteers will be on site to serve the food.
According to Feeding America, Nevada ranked eighth in the country among states with the highest food insecurity rates. And the Just One Project is working to help lower those numbers through their various programs. They follow a farmer’s market model. Which provides clients with recipe cards and invites them to shop at the community market for the fresh produce needed to create the recipe.
MLB owners voted unanimously on November 16, 2023 to move The Athletics from Oakland to Las Vegas. And we have to say the team is already making a good impression on Nevada.