County Prioritizes Improvement to Colorado River Food Bank

Written by The Bee News

August 25, 2021

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Clark County Prioritizes Improvement to

Colorado River Food Bank

Clark County replaced the pavement at the Colorado River Food Bank this week, an upgrade that makes it easier to load and unload donations there.
“This was a much-needed improvement that will make it easier for the food bank to move heavy pallets and forklifts around the property,” Commissioner Michael Naft said. “The new 2,600-square-foot parking lot is made of reinforced concrete, which can withstand heavy loads and extreme heat better than the asphalt that was there previously.” The new concrete pavement cost $29,850.

The Colorado River Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization providing food and clothing free to those in need in Laughlin, Bullhead City and Ft. Mohave. The food bank is funded in part through grants from Clark County. The food bank is staffed by one administrative part-time employee who manages the paperwork for its programs, plus approximately 50 unpaid volunteers who give their time and energy to help the organization fulfill its goal of reducing hunger in the tri-state service area.

For information about the Colorado River Food Bank visit www.coloradoriverfb.com.

Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 11th -largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.4 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 7th -busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center.

The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1.1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

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