April 13, 2015

Lutheran Social Services of Nevada partners with Reformation Lutheran Church to Launch Senior Meal Program

Program offers daily lunches for low-income seniors

LAS VEGAS, NV – April 13, 2015 – Lutheran Social Services of Nevada (LSSN) and Reformation Lutheran Church announce the launch of the Heart of the City Senior Meal program. Meals are served daily at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. at Reformation Lutheran Church located at 580 E. St. Louis Ave. Seniors 60 and older eat for free or by donation; non-seniors 59 and under may dine for a suggested $5 donation. Menu options change daily and include a variety of tasty nutritious dishes ranging from country-fried steak to tacos to chicken cacciatore to catfish po’boys. Menu is available online at

LSSN partnered with Reformation Lutheran Church to help seniors in the Las Vegas valley have a place to congregate together and build a sense of community while offering nutritious meals.

“We are excited to partner with Reformation Lutheran Church to offer local low income seniors a place to socialize, gather, and break bread together,” said Armena Mnatsakanyan, executive director of Lutheran Social Services of Southern Nevada.  “People helping people in need is what LSSN is all about.  And believe me, the need – especially here in Southern Nevada – has never been greater.”

Reducing hunger is a central part of LSSN’s ministry. LSSN offers a client-choice supermarket style food pantry that serves over 15,000 households annually, and a signature Open Air Market that provides up to 300 households with fresh fruit and vegetables.  Beyond the food pantry and Open Air Markets, LSSN offers housing assistance, employment support, transitional housing and home-care services. Services are provided to respect and empower individuals to help themselves.

LSSN and Reformation Church need volunteers willing to obtain their Safeserv certification and food handler card to assist with the Heart of the City Senior Meal program. Interested volunteers should contact Marisa Cervantes at or call 702.639.1730.

About Lutheran Social Services of Nevada
Lutheran Social Services of Nevada bridges and mobilizes multiple community resources in order to break the cycle of poverty, empowers and engages clients in self-growth and self-sufficiency, and navigates homeless and low-income families to independence through community support systems. Since incorporating in 1997, the agency has served over 190,000 clients in Southern Nevada. Services are provided regardless of religious affiliation, age, or national origin, and include a client-choice supermarket-style food pantry, nutrition education, SNAP (food stamps), temporary financial assistance for rent and utilities, housing assistance, help with obtaining birth certificates and ID’s, employment training, and home-care services for the elderly.

Lutheran Social Services of Nevada, accredited by the United Way of Southern Nevada, is a Registered Service Organization of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod; a member of the Lutheran Services of America; a member of Home Care Association of America; and licensed by the State of Nevada for home care.

About Reformation Lutheran Church
If you’ve been looking for a place to grow in your faith, if you want to be nourished by God’s Word, if you are searching for meaningful relationships, or if you just want a genuine worship experience in Las Vegas, then look no further! Sunday Morning Worship begins at 9:30am, followed by Coffee and Fellowship, and an Education Hour 11:00 am for all ages. Education Hour is every Sunday at 11:00 am. Generations In Faith Together (G.I.F.T.) is Sunday school for all ages on the second Sunday of each month. Adult Bible Study and Youth Group meets at 11:00 am weekly. Learn more at


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