Nearly 1,000 boxed lunches from CES have been donated to local Las Vegas food banks by Sodexo Live!, the hospitality partner to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). Food recovered from the tradeshow was provided to community-based social service agencies supporting food insecure individuals throughout the Las Vegas area, including the Salvation Army of Southern Nevada and Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Henderson, along with juices and soft drinks.
„Tradeshows like CES are vital to the Las Vegas destination.“
"Much of the perishable food product was the result of the show shifting its schedule to end a day early, and the food donation was a good way to draw a positive from the situation and give back to the local community", said Sodexo Live! Regional Vice President Steven Potts. "Our locally-based team always jumps at any chance we get to do something positive like this, and we're thrilled that the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Consumer Technology Association (CTA) helped make it so seamless."
"We are grateful for our longstanding partnerships with Sodexo Live! and CTA", said Brian Yost, chief operating officer, LVCVA. "Tradeshows like CES are vital to the Las Vegas destination and charitable donations such as this demonstrate how they leave a lasting legacy in our community."