The Korte Company has begun work to renovate and expand the kitchen and food pantry on the campus of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada. The renovation project continues The Korte Company’s relationship with CCSN, as they were the general contractor in 2002 when the original facilities were completed.
The renovations will help grow the Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry and Meals on Wheels programs. Both services are managed through the Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, one of the largest nonprofit social service providers in the state.
When completed in the fall of 2016, The Meals on Wheels kitchen will be consolidated into the St. Vincent Lied Dining Room kitchen, located at 1502 N. Main Street in Las Vegas, Nevada. An additional 3,778 square feet of kitchen space will be added to the existing facility to accommodate the facility’s clients.
Approximately 2,000 low-income, homebound seniors are currently receiving home-delivered Meals on Wheels. The added kitchen space will allow Catholic Charities to serve upward of 2,600 clients. The food pantry expansion will give Catholic Charities the space and resources to serve 1,000 individuals every week, a 33 percent increase over current levels.
The Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry redesign will include a 3,090-square-foot expansion, resulting in approximately 7,480 square feet for food pantry use. In addition to the remodeling, funding will be used to acquire fixtures for food storage, display and distribution.