We recently held our annual Plates to Ease Poverty gala on September 26 at Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. The awards dinner and fundraiser focused on the many ways in which we ease the pain of poverty in Northern Nevada, and the supporters who make that possible. Each year, the Bishop honors a local person or group with his prestigious Humanitarian Award, which recognizes someone in the community who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to bettering the lives of people in our community who are homeless, hungry and poverty-stricken.
The theme of this year’s event was Ray of Hope, as we paid tribute to the late Ray Trevino who ran our St. Vincent’s Dining Room for 25 years. We honored several special individuals and families who have been major supporters of the dining room over the years. Award recipients included: Sierra Meat and Seafood, the Klaich Family, the Scolari Family, and Mary Weneta and Robert Gilmer of Bobo’s Ski and Patio. The St. Vincent’s Dining Room is the most important program for severely under-nourished people living in Washoe County. It feeds an average of over 500 people every day, and serves more than 150,000 meals a year.
Thank you to everyone who attended, and if you weren’t able to make it, we hope to see you next year!