LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) attended a food distribution event held by the Asian Community Development Council (ACDC). The event also highlighted the recent $1 million in grant funding awarded to ACDC by Clark County as part of the CARES Act, as well as the launch of the organization’s Families in Focus initiative to support Nevada AAPI families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Food insecurity is a serious issue, one that affects our state, and one that has only been made worse during this pandemic,” said Senator Rosen. “Many Nevadans are out of work due to the economic effects of COVID-19, and many families are struggling to get by. Today’s food distribution will help to feed Nevada families, giving them support to get back on their feet as we confront this pandemic. Organizations like ACDC are invaluable, especially now, which is why I am glad to see that Clark County has awarded the Asian Community Development Council a grant of one million dollars in CARES Act funding. I will continue working in Congress to ensure that Nevada families in every community receive the assistance they need.”
BACKGROUND: In March, Senator Rosen voted in support of the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.