Program Highlights

212,844 MEALS

have been delivered with dignity by nearly

3,866 VOLUNTEER

Food Heroes to the doorsteps of “triple threatened” households since we began on March 23
Nonprofits referring clients to DWD grew from

in the first week to 47 this past week

These nonprofits are working hard to help clients solve their ongoing food insecurity needs, using DwD as the option of last resort

57 JOBS

have been saved in our independently owned restaurant partners

Timeline From March 23, 2020 Launch

DAY 5: March 27 - 

  • 4,000 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 100 VOLUNTEERS

  • 20 JOBS SAVED

  • 6 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 12: April 3 - 

  • 7,000 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 200 VOLUNTEERS

  • 4,000 ZAPPOS FOR GOOD DELIVERIES

  • 30 JOBS SAVED

  • 11 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 19: April 10 - 

  • 10,000 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 300 VOLUNTEERS

  • 9,000 ZAPPOS FOR GOOD DELIVERIES

  • 36 JOBS SAVED

  • 12 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 26: April 17 - 

  • 15,000 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 425 VOLUNTEERS

  • 14,000 ZAPPOS FOR GOOD DELIVERIES

  • 45 JOBS SAVED

  • 20 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 33: April 24 - 

  • 21,000 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 555 VOLUNTEERS

  • 20,000 ZAPPOS FOR GOOD DELIVERIES

  • 45 JOBS SAVED

  • 22 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 40: May 1 - 

  • 26,500 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 690 VOLUNTEERS

  • 20,000 ZAPPOS FOR GOOD DELIVERIES

  • 45 JOBS SAVED

  • 26 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 47: May 8 - 

  • 32,126 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 806 VOLUNTEERS

  • 35,000 ZAPPOS FOR GOOD DELIVERIES

  • 45 JOBS SAVED

  • 32 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 54: May 15 - 

  • 39,579 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 904 VOLUNTEERS

  • 45,000 ZAPPOS FOR GOOD DELIVERIES

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 33 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 61: May 22 - 

  • 46,535 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 1,060 VOLUNTEERS

  • 47,000 ZAPPOS FOR GOOD DELIVERIES

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 33 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 68: May 29 - 

  • 54,715 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 1,250 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 33 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 75: June 5 - 

  • 62,285 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 1,415 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 33 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 82: June 12 - 

  • 70,037 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 1,559 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 33 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 89: June 19 - 

  • 77,081 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 1,671 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 36 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 96: June 26 - 

  • 84,404 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 1,818 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 37 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 103: July 3 - 

  • 91,736 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 1,965 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 37 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 110: July 10 - 

  • 99,257 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 2,112 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 37 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 117: July 17 - 

  • 107,206 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 2,262 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 37 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 124: July 24 - 

  • 115,384 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 2,415 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 37 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 131: July 31 - 

  • 124,439 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 2,582 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 39 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 137: Aug 7 - 

  • 134,063 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 2,757 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 39 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 143: Aug 14 - 

  • 144,977 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 2,932 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 39 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 150: Aug 21 - 

  • 149,936 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 3,010 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 39 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 157: Aug 28 - 

  • 153,585 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 3,082 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 39 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 171: Sept 11 - 

  • 164,044 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 3,082 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 47 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 178: Sept 18 - 

  • 169,321 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 3,191 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 47 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 185: Sept 25 - 

  • 174,667 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 3,297 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 47 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 192: Oct 2 - 

  • 180,167 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 3,408 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 47 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 206: Oct 16 - 

  • 190,467 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 3,519 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 47 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 220: Oct 30 - 

  • 200,891 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 3,633 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 47 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 227: Nov 6 - 

  • 207,223 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 3,749 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 47 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

DAY 234: Nov 13 - 

  • 212,844 MEALS DELIVERED

  • 3,866 VOLUNTEERS

  • 57 JOBS SAVED

  • 47 REFERRING NON-PROFIT PARTNERS

Messages of Gratitude

 

Food Hero: Tony Lang 

"It is a great cause, extremely sad situation and very very humbling. I just can't see how as a society we leave this many people hungry and I know this goes way beyond the virus as this is not a new scenario it's just magnified big time right now. Glad members of our society are trying to step up and help those that need it. I wish we could do this all the time. Anyway, humbled and grateful and thank you again for everything!”

Recipient: From a client of Foster Kinship

“Without you many of us would not know how to get through this. God Bless and thank you for all the help.”

Food Hero: Kristen Searer, CEO, Public Education Foundation

"Everybody was very grateful for this service, and it was a huge pick-me-up for me! I have already signed up for a few more shifts." 

Food Hero: Restaurant Partner: From Tiffany Styles, owner of The Jolt Coffee Co

A couple of days ago I had a customer call the store and she told me that she lives out of state and her mother, a senior citizen who lives in Las Vegas, received three meals at her door and was very surprised. The bag had The Jolt’s information inside so she decided to call us to see what the program was about. I told her about DwD and she was just amazed by what we were doing and the food we are able to provide for our at-risk community. She said it really makes her happy to know that her mother is being cared for in this way and that there are people looking out for her mother while she is quarantined in California. That phone call really stuck out in my mind because it showed me how far we are really impacting the community in ways that never crossed my mind."

Food Hero: Restaurant Partner: Chef Paras Shah, Valencian Gold:

“I am humbled every day that we are able to help folks get food on their tables. Thank you for allowing our team here at VG to be a part of such a timely and worthy cause. It has really been an honor, thank you.” 

Recipient: a family referred by Foster Kinship:

The kids and I wanted to send you a quick note to say, THANK YOU AND THE TEAM SO VERY MUCH. These meals have been such an amazing help to our household. I’ve been able to pay two bills, on time, because our dinners were already paid for. The peace of mind that gives me cannot be measured with any kind of accuracy.  I had to have emergency surgery on Monday. The gift you have given us, the relief from constant overthinking and anxiety regarding food insecurity is immeasurable. Thank you again. We are truly blessed and humbled.”

Food Hero: Heather Harmon, NV Museum of Art:

"I had my third shift today of Delivering with Dignity and I cannot express how touching it is to see a friendly wave from afar in this surreal time. Although respectful of social distancing, seeing those smiles (from behind glass), makes your heart melt. Thank you for bringing meaning to such a challenging time. I’m so grateful!!”

Recipient: Family Referred by Communities In Schools:

"The food has been great. It is very helpful because my daughter and I are immuno-compromised and we don't have to put ourselves in danger to get food anymore.” 

Recipient: Referred by NPO partner AFAN:

“God bless everyone involved in this program. None of you have to do this but you chose to and here you are protecting people like me.” He continually said he did not know what he did to deserve such great treatment by everyone he has come into contact with but for a “hermit” like himself this has become the highlight of this tragedy and he looks forward to it every week. From the bottom of my heart I cannot express how much I appreciate this program as well. Food Security is an issue I address with my clients at AFAN daily and this resource is immeasurable, especially at this time. I can sleep better at night knowing our most at risk clients aren’t going to bed with empty tummies.

Food Hero:

“This was a great volunteer experience, especially during these times. The pick up of food was well put together and the addresses of delivery sites were all close together which made delivering easy. The most memorable part was seeing the genuine reaction of thankfulness from those we deliver to. Each person seemed to sigh relief when they saw the food at their doorstep. It really made the drive and delivery worthwhile.” 

Recipient: Referred by NV Senior Services:

"Having meals delivered gives me more time to see to my mom’s needs. I have to be sure she does not fall again, so whenever she decides she wants to walk I have to be there...Last night we had chicken and pasta with guacamole dressing. Mom ate lots. I cook good, but the variety we are receiving she really enjoys...The meals are more healthy than what I could prepare at this time, with the crisis we are facing."

Recipient: Foster Grandparents referred by Foster Kinship: 

“I received the delivery today and wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you. It's been the first time in over a week that I ate anything without feeling like I might be taking food out of the mouths of the kids. Thank you again, the food is delicious and a godsend right now in more ways than one.  Bless you all for your generosity and kindness. Be safe and healthy.”

Food Hero: Volunteer driver appropriately named Hope:

“What a pleasure it was to drive and give my time today. I needed to be able to serve my community in a bigger way and I appreciate you allowing me to be a part of something bigger. I'm excited to do this again. I'm truly grateful, really, to serve in this time of need to help people in our community. People were very excited to see me show up at their door's today. One women cried. She was so happy to receive the food."

Food Hero: Restaurant Partner: Marc Marrone, Graffiti Bao - one of DWD’s restaurant partners:

“We are so happy to be a part of this. It is a positive focus every day for our team in a world full of negative. It really means a lot.”

Contact

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