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2012 Thanksgiving Dinner Distribution

Every year, the Saint Therese Center HIV Outreach provides free Thanksgiving dinners to all families affected and infect by the HIV virus. The only requirement to receive this meal is that you are a registered client (go here for additional information on how to register). This page provides details of the Thanksgiving Dinner Distribution.

Event Information

November 20, 2012
9:00 AM

Saint Therese Center Main Campus
Located on de Lima Campus of St. Rose Dominican Hospital
100 East Lake Mead Parkway
Henderson, NV
Major Intersection: Lake Mead Parkway and Boulder Highway

Who: All registered clients in need

2012 Thanksgiving Distribution Results

In 2012, the Saint Therese Center provided Thanksgiving dinners to 462 families that included a minimum of 30 items valued at approximately $78.00 retail* (depending on size of turkey). In addition to these 30 items, additional produce, bread, meat, baked goods, and other miscellaneous items were offered as needed.  The total retail value of all food items distributed for Thanksgiving exceeded $36,000.00 this year.

*While the majority of food was donated by individuals and businesses, the Saint Therese Center purchased some food to ensure that all clients in need were able to receive a complete dinner. The Saint Therese Center is involved with a large network of grocery vendors and was able to purchase these items at a heavily discounted price.

Thanksgiving Dinner Items

The following table lists the items provided with each and every Thanksgiving dinner and the retail value of each item:
Boxed Dinner  
Stuffing Mix $4.50
Cranberry Sauce $1.29
Rotiini Pasta $2.49
Knorr Side Dish $2.23
Can of Pears $2.39
Can of Creamed Corn $1.79
Can of Green Beans $1.79
Can of Whole Tomatoes $2.29
Can of Chicken Noodle Soup $1.69
Masterpiece BarBQue Sauce $2.29
Bag of Candy $4.29
Refried Beans $1.29
Canned Gravy $1.39
Canned Pumpkin or Yam $2.29
Hawaiian Berry Breeze Punch $1.89
Box of Chocolate Chip Cookies $3.79
Marathon Smart Stuff Snickers (box of 8 bars) $4.86
Fresh Produce Bag  
5 potatoes $2.99
4 yams $1.89
3 onions $1.99
Roasting Pan with Vegetables  
Roasting Pan $2.69
2 bunches of celery $1.69
2 bags of 2 pounds of carrots $2.99
Fruit Bag $4.99
16 apples  
12 oranges  
Frozen Items  
Turkey $8.76
Mrs. Smiths Pie $2.50
Total 30 Items $77.83
Grand Total (462 families) $35,957.46


“To the ones who donate food to the Saint Therese Center.

Thank you so much for the wonderful food. We would not have Thanksgiving dinner this year, if it weren’t for your blessings. I have a large family and our income was cut by 700 dollars a month. If we didn’t have this food and the help of Father Joseph we wouldn’t have what to do each month. The holidays are extremely tight now. What I meant by large family I have six children and a wife and I’m on disability.

Thank you all again so much for your time and efforts. Have a blessed Thanksgiving.”

From a family of seven, of which six are HIV positive individuals

For additional information, please visit us:

  • Internet: www.sainttheresecenter.org
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Or contact us:

  • Postal Mail: P.O. Box 90625, Henderson, NV 89009-0625
  • Email: aidsproject@dioceseoflasvegas.org
  • Telephone: (702) 564-4224