By coordinating a food drive or virtual food drive, you will support our mission to end hunger in Southern Nevada. We have big goals, and we will only achieve them with assistance from caring community partners like you. With your support, our vision of a hunger-free community will one day be a reality.
Organize a food drive
Food drives are part of the ongoing mission of collecting and redistributing food to those who don’t always know where their next meals are coming from. Running a traditional food drive is a fun, easy way to give back by encouraging others to donate food that Three Square will share with the community.
Virtual food drives
A virtual food drive is a convenient and economical way for individuals and businesses to support a great cause, all without having to go to the store and buy food.
Items that we need the most
If you are looking for ideas of what to donate, below is a list of items that are often requested:
Meat and high-protein: Canned items, including meat, tuna, ham, salmon, stew, chili, spam, peanut butter, soups, beans
Canned fruits and vegetables
Carbohydrates: Boxed cereal, oatmeal, flour, instant mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, rice
Personal hygiene: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, bar soap, deodorant, shaving products
Baby products: Diapers, baby wipes (we do accept baby formula; however, it must have a 90+ day shelf life)
Paper cleaning items: Toilet paper, paper towels, plastic storage bags (e.g., baggies/Ziploc bags), disposable eating utensils
Allergy-friendly products: Soy, almond and rice milk, gluten-free canned/boxed soups, rice pasta, gluten-free mac and cheese, rice cereal, alternative nut butters (almond, sunflower, cashew and walnut)
Deliver your donations
By bringing your donations to our warehouse, Three Square saves about $95 in fuel and labor costs.
Warehouse hours for food drop off
7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Volunteer Room hours for food drop off
7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Three Square's offices and warehouses are closed on the following holidays:
Nevada Day (please call to make an appointment)
Thanksgiving and Family Day
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
Food manufacturers, distributors, farmers, or retailers
If you want to make a large food donation, please call 702 644-3663 x360.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are we located?
Three Square is located at 4190 N. Pecos Road, Las Vegas, NV 89115 (major cross streets are E. Craig Road and I-15). When you arrive, please enter the North Campus Building.
Where can I drop off my donations?
Does Three Square provide boxes/containers for collection?
We do not offer collection boxes/containers for your food drive. Please use boxes with a sturdy bottom that can be easily transported.
Can Three Square pick up my donations?
Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to pick up food drives.
What items does Three Square need the most?
We need items that are high in protein, such as canned meats and tuna. Other items include canned vegetables, canned fruits, personal hygiene products (e.g., toothpaste, soap) and paper products (e.g., toilet paper, paper towels). No glass containers, perishable items, baby food or formula, or home canned foods please.
How can I help Three Square the most?
Monetary donations provide the greatest benefit; we have buying power that allows us to do more with $1 than you might when you go to the store to purchase canned goods for a food drive. For every $1 donated, Three Square is able to distribute three meals. Even if you have committed to holding a food drive, please consider the option of adding a fund drive or virtual food drive. Many individuals would rather write a tax-deductible check or make a donation online rather than picking up extra food at the grocery store for the food drive.
Are monetary donations tax-deductible?
Financial donations made payable to Three Square may be tax-deductible.
Will I receive a receipt for my donations?
Yes, donations are weighed once they arrive back to our warehouse, so please make sure that your donations are clearly marked with your organization’s name so that we can properly account for them. We cannot guarantee a receipt for unmarked or unlabeled donations. We cannot provide individual receipts to individuals that donate to a food drive.