Written by: Kate McLaughlin
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Las Vegas is a 24-hour town, but even the Strip quiets down in the hours just before dawn, which is when things start picking up on the docks at Three Square Food Bank. By the time I arrive at 5:00 a.m., half a dozen drivers have already hit the streets heading out to deliver to our agency partners in Pahrump or Laughlin, collecting donations at grocery stores throughout the valley, bringing produce and SNAP to food deserts, and delivering meals and weekend food bags to schools. In the next hour or two, they'll be followed by almost two dozen other drivers. It's a whirlwind of activity as drivers rush to check invoices, ensuring they have enough milks and snacks for their sites, tracking down missing pallets, and confirming they have the supplies they need to complete their day. And then, they're gone, crisscrossing the Vegas Valley, easing food insecurity with every stop.