LAS VEGAS - Many families in Las Vegas wonder how they will put food on the table. The need is so great, many food pantries are struggling to keep up. One farmers market is trying to fill that need.
Lutheran Social Services Farmers Market near Pecos Street and Charleston Boulevard offers thousands of pounds of free, fresh produce and healthy food. The charity has free food pantries open, but with so many people struggling, organizers had to devise a creative way to generate donations.
With donations from food banks like Three Square, Lutheran Social Services has been able to kick off a free farmers market. The pantry normally serves as many as 40 people a day. The farmers market can help more than 250.
Disabled veteran Arthur Leath shops at the food pantry, because he and his wife are on fixed incomes. He says they often wait a few hours for the free food. They have to show up early to be one of the forty to get inside.