Generosity of Community Helps Project 150 Spread Holiday Cheer and Feed it Forward
The Skye Canyon community certainly proved it is the season of giving as they collectively raised $6,585 during this year’s Feed it Forward campaign. Exceeding the community goal of feeding 200 high school students and their families this holiday season, enough money was raised to feed 263 under resourced students and families.
Partnering with Project 150, Skye Canyon residents and the public were encouraged to donate to Feed it Forward Nov. 14 – Dec 3. The residents proved to be quite charitable raising $1,585. Skye Canyon Cooperative then contributed $5,000 – more than quadrupling the number of families to be fed.
Throughout the holiday season, Project 150 provides Feed it Forward meal boxes. Each $25 meal box feeds a family of four and contains a full holiday feast with all the fixings, including turkey, vegetables, stuffing, and dessert. Project 150 volunteers pack and deliver the holiday meal boxes for Thanksgiving and for the Christmas holidays.
With a mission to provide support and services to homeless, displaced, and disadvantaged high school students so they can remain in school, graduate, and build bright futures, Project 150 has been serving Nevada students in need since 2011.
In 2019, the Las Vegas nonprofit served more than 4,440 under-resourced high school students throughout Clark County and has an overall goal this year of providing 2,000 holiday meal boxes during this festive season.
“This year the need is perhaps greater than ever,” said Kelli Kristo, Executive Director of Project 150. “It’s critical that our students and their families have meals to enjoy during the holidays. The need is so great, and we are thankful for the generosity of Skye Canyon residents and the overall community. We know we can make the holidays brighter if we just Feed it Forward.”