Sahara, World Kitchen Team Up To Feed Health Care Workers

Sahara and World Kitchen bringing food to health care workers
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) – SAHARA Las Vegas is teaming up with World Central Kitchen in collaboration with the Nevada Restaurant Association to provide meals to Valley healthcare workers .

On Monday, SAHARA Las Vegas began serving 300 meals per day over an initial five-day period to feed more than 1,500 essential medical workers as they continue on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Healthcare workers around the world and right here in our community have been working under unprecedented and difficult conditions. We have an incredible partnership with Chef José Andrés and his Think Food Group and we are excited to be collaborating with Chef Andrés’ nonprofit organization, World Central Kitchen, to deliver fresh, hot meals to those on the front lines,” said Anthony Olheiser, vice president of food and beverage for SAHARA Las Vegas.

The culinary team from SAHARA Las Vegas, including Executive Chef Alex Pitts from Bazaar Meat by José Andrés, began preparing meals for delivery to more than 10 OptumCare Nevada healthcare locations across Las Vegas.

These locations include Southwest Medical Healthcare Centers across the Las Vegas Valley as well as OptumCare medical offices, home health and hospice facilities. The food is being carefully produced and distributed following guidelines and protocols established by WCK – a designated nonprofit known throughout the world for helping to feed communities in times of crisis and beyond.

WCK is a team of food first responders, mobilizing with the urgency of now to get meals to those who need them most. The organization is activating hundreds of restaurants and kitchens to feed marginalized and vulnerable communities and the brave medical professionals on the front lines, in order to make a meaningful impact in the fight to keep everyone fed, and to support the distressed restaurant industry.

For those who would like to get involved, please email For more information on SAHARA Las Vegas and the effort to support healthcare heroes, visit