When School Is Out, Summer Meals for Kids Are In

Written by: Darwin Bosen, Director of Community Engagement
Date: July 2, 2021

My name is Darwin Bosen, and I'm the Director of Community Engagement at Three Square Food Bank. In short, my role is to help Three Square and our community of partners distribute healthy and nutritious meals. It's a blessing to be a part of this organization and, more importantly, this mission of pursuing a hunger-free community.

Most of my work revolves around guiding and leading our Agency Representative, Childhood Nutrition, and Central Kitchen teams as we distribute food throughout Southern Nevada. I have the privilege of leading a team that coordinates these distributions in locations varying from drive-thru distributions to neighborhood recreation centers and other services throughout the community.

Though we continue our journey out of the effects of the pandemic, recent statistics show that children have been affected most. The great news is we have our Meet Up and Eat Up program to provide nutritious meals to kids throughout the community. These summer meals are accessible through numerous meal distribution sites and our 18 mobile stops. Without access to programs such as these, many children would struggle to find nutritious food during the months when school is out. A list of our meal sites and mobile stops can be found by visiting freesummerfood.org.

Although we at Three Square see our community and neighbors getting back on their feet, we know there is still much work to be done. I hope you can be part of our mission, and here’s how you can join us: Donate $1 to provide 3 meals for someone in need, or volunteer for a couple of hours to help get food to families and individuals. You can make a difference today in the fight against hunger.

1$ = 6 Meals

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Three Square Food Bank (Three Square) is registered with the Secretary of State and qualified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, and a member of Feeding America. Established in 2007, Three Square is Southern Nevada’s only food bank and the area’s largest hunger-relief organization. Our mission is to provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community. Your charitable contribution to Three Square is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.