Las Vegas, Nevada 2021-11-25 20:01:41 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) — The row in front of the Catholic Charities canteen seemed endless.
Everyone waiting to get a hot Thanksgiving meal.
8 News Now talked to Guy Ellington, who was homeless for a year, but he’s now in a temporary housing for Catholic Charities.
On this Thanksgiving day, Ellington says he is grateful for the help he has received.
“I am grateful to be here and given this opportunity,” he says. “Here’s the help if they want it, there are many people who don’t want it, many people are using drugs, the homeless have stopped using me.”
Governor Steve Sisolak wanted to help at the big banquet on Thursday. He was in charge of dessert at the pie station.
“This is very important to me. We urgently need many people to live on the streets. Many do not have food security,” said the governor.
Catholic charities say they always make 1,000 meals on Thanksgiving. They always take a few seconds, but those who are interested will have to go around the line again from the outside.
Catholic Charities provided 2,400 meals with wheels in addition to the 1,000 meals served directly.
For many like John Blake, Thanksgiving meals not only fill their stomachs, but also their hearts.
Both my mother and father died of cancer. I especially miss my mom’s food because I don’t have much family left. Nothing beats your mom’s cooking, “Blake told 8 News Now.