HENDERSON, Nev. – The Las Vegas Raiders continued their holiday tradition of providing Thanksgiving meals to families in need by teaming up with Smith's Food & Drug.
The Raiders, in partnership with Smith's Distribution Center in Henderson, assembled 600 Thanksgiving food boxes to Southern Nevada families in need. The activity began with Raiders' administrators joining Smith's employees at their 482,000 square-foot distribution center to conduct a socially distanced activity of packing the food boxes that consisted of everything needed for a hearty Thanksgiving meal — including a whole turkey, Kroger Stuffing, Kroger Scallop Potatoes, Kroger Mac & Cheese, Kroger Whole Cranberry Sauce, Kroger Cut Green Beans, Kroger Regular Marshmallows, Kroger Light Brown Sugar, yams and gravy.
Smith's donated the products to support the food box delivery event. Three Square Food Bank coordinated handing them off to Valley families during a distribution activity by organizing a drive-through process at Allegiant Stadium.
This marked the second straight year that the Raiders and Smith's combined to lend a hand during Thanksgiving. Last year, the Raiders offensive line collectively contributed to providing over 500 meals that were sent to local nonprofits for distribution to their client families in Las Vegas, where 1 in 5 people struggle with hunger causing many to miss the joys of sharing a holiday meal.
This year, the Raiders offensive line made a Thanksgiving donation to Three Square to fund around 45,000 Holiday Meals for families in Southern Nevada.