Jul 20 2020 . 2 min read

Soul Food Planet 13 teams up with Clark County to feed residents vulnerable to COVID-19

Soul Food Planet 13 teams up with Clark County to feed residents vulnerable to COVID-19

Planet 13’s mission to be a good corporate citizen was served up on a silver platter when the dispensary’s in-house restaurant Trece Eatery + Spirits donated approximately 7,000 meals during the COVID-19 global pandemic. “We are constantly seeking community partners who we can work with to help them raise funds and/or access the services and resources they need,” explained David Farris, Planet 13’s VP of Sales & Marketing, of its partnership with Clark County Social Services.

The partnership between the two entities entailed providing meals each weekday during April to aging and disabled clients enrolled in Clark County’s Homemaker Home Health Aide Program. “This was organized during the pandemic,” said Farris of donating meals to vulnerable stay-at-home seniors and disabled residents. “We wanted to find a way to utilize our resources, in this case our restaurant, to make a difference in the community during this difficult time.”

The goal of the program is to help clients and their family members maintain self-sufficiency and the ability to stay in their homes to reduce the need for custodial care, a particularly important mandate during Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s mandated stay-at-home directive that was put in place during the height of the pandemic.

“We are very grateful for Planet 13’s generous offer to provide healthy meals to vulnerable people each day in our community at no cost,” said Clark County Commissioner Richard “Tick” Segerblom, whose County Commission District E includes Planet 13’s dispensary, at the press conference that was held to launch the program.