Rachel’s Kitchen is partnering with Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada in a fundraising drive to fight hunger in Las Vegas.
From September 16-30 at all eight Rachel’s Kitchen locations throughout the area, guests can join in the initiative by rounding up their bill or making a set donation at checkout. The proceeds will go to Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada, which provides food and nutrition services to vulnerable men, women and children through its free community meal served daily at the St. Vincent Lied Dining Facility; Hands of Hope Community Food Pantry; and Meals on Wheels food delivery for homebound seniors.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be leading this fundraiser and partnering with Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada,” says Rachel’s Kitchen founder and CEO Debbie Roxarzade. “They do incredible work in the community, and it was an obvious partnership for us. Giving back to the community is one of our core values, and we are always looking for new ways to make a positive impact.”
The Rachel’s Kitchen team is also donating time with a company-wide volunteer day Saturday, October 19, where employees and patrons will spend the day serving with Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada.
“Rachel’s Kitchen is doing a great service in helping the hungry this month,” says Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada president and CEO Deacon Tom Roberts. “Our hope is that their customers will consider generously rounding up their bill, or contributing a small extra donation so we can continue to provide food and nutrition to individuals and families in need.”
Coming right after Rachel’s Kitchen’s 13th anniversary, the brand continues to focus on helping the community through its main platform for giving back, Friends of Rachel’s. The platform works with many different local nonprofits and charitable organizations. In doing so, the restaurant not only helps raise necessary funds, but also raises awareness for a variety of causes, ranging from education and animal causes to health advocacy and child care services.
“Giving back is a large part of the DNA of Rachel’s Kitchen and will continue to be one of our top priorities as we move forward,” Roxarzade adds.