Las Vegas shelter for women, children asking community for food donations

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Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 10:08 AM PDT
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LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) - A Las Vegas shelter for women and children is asking the community for food donations to benefit its clients.

According to a news release, amid rising food costs, the Shade Tree is experiencing a decline in needed food donations.

As a result, the shelter is asking the community to donate much-needed items for the group’s clients, including:

  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Canned goods including meat, tuna and fruit
  • Bread
  • Cheese
  • Frozen goods including meat, seafood, fruits and vegetables
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Granola Bars and other individual snacks
  • Ground coffee, powdered creamer and sugar

Those interested can also make monetary donations, which can be made in any size, via its website:

Donation items are accepted by drop-off appointment only, between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday and between 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. To make an appointment, visit:

The Shade Tree, Southern Nevada’s only 24-hour accessible emergency shelter for women and children in crisis, is located at 1 W. Owens Avenue in North Las Vegas. The shelter says many of its clients are victims of domestic violence and/or human trafficking. The shelter also partners with Noah’s Animal House, located on the organization’s campus, to provide pet services for its clients.