LAS VEGAS (date) – The Clark County Medical Society’s (CCMS) 68th annual awards ceremony was held at T-Mobile Arena on Friday, April 29, 2022, and CEO, Mike Bodine, accepted The Winged Heart Award on behalf of the team at Hope For The City.
Hope For the City (HFTC) began serving the greater Las Vegas area and beyond in 2005 by passionately committing to providing care, relief, and meeting the critical food needs of the people within their communities. Through partnerships with food distributors like Three Square Food Bank and the US Department of Agriculture, as well as the support of local organizations such as Central Church, Super Bakery, Sysco, The Cosmopolitan, The Doyal, and many more, they have been growing their impact throughout each passing year. (For more information, visit www.hopeforthecity.tv)
In March 2020, HFTC accelerated its food and relief efforts, directly responding to the pandemic and rising needs around the Vegas Valley. Within the first six weeks following the shutdown, HFTC had supplied food to over 200,000 individuals in over 41,000 households, giving away over 2,144,584 pounds of food. They also sent people out into the community to bring food and a welcoming smile directly to the doorstep of the elderly and immunocompromised who could not make the trip to a nearby pantry. Efforts continued with remarkable stamina as the weeks continued to roll by with no decline in the needs of those struggling with food insecurities in the valley.
“The Winged Heart Awards recognize the incredible dedication of local nurses, nonprofits, and first responders who are raising the bar of healthcare in our community,” said Dr. Alexander
By the time they received their nomination for the Winged Heart award in April of 2022, they had given away over 15 million pounds of food to over 300,000 households in the Las Vegas valley. The CCMS recognized the nonprofit’s impact on the community as an organization that undeniably raised the bar for promoting wellness in Clark County. HFTC is continuing its efforts to eliminate hunger in the Vegas Valley and beyond, believing no person should go without their basic needs being met.