LAS VEGAS, October 26, 2021 – The Southern Nevada community put the “action” in Hunger Action Month this past September, helping to raise nearly $295,000 for Three Square Food Bank. As a result, the nonprofit will provide 884,262 meals to food-insecure Southern Nevadans.
The support allows Three Square to continue its fight against hunger, as food insecurity remains above pre-pandemic levels. Nearly 364,000 valley residents don’t know where their next meal is coming from, including more than 131,000 children.
“We surpassed the total funds raised last year by more than $95,000, nearly tripling the number of meals that will go to those struggling with hunger,” said Three Square President and CEO Brian Burton. “As this community continues to heal from the events of the past 18 months, it is so heartwarming to see how people continue to show up for their neighbors in need.”
From volunteering and donating to hosting virtual food drives, there was no shortage of ways to get involved during Hunger Action Month. The Fill the Plate Community-wide Virtual Food Drive presented by Boyd Gaming Corporation returned this year. The initiative provided community members the opportunity to donate all month long, contributing more than 304,000 meals to the effort. In addition, Three Square teamed up with Hunger Related Events and Audacy’s KMXB-94.1 FM, KXQQ-100.5 FM and KXNT-840 AM on Sept. 16 and 17 to fight hunger across the valley with the entirely virtual “4 Corners Food Drive,” which contributed an additional 210,000 meals.
And once again, longtime supporter Lotus Broadcasting and KOMP-92.3 FM helped close out the month with a radiothon on Sept. 30.
Three Square is one step closer to a hunger-free community thanks to the Southern Nevada community and following additional sponsors: MSTS – Nevada National Security Site, EDP Renewables North America, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Rimini Street, NRG Energy, Inc., Desert Produce Sales, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Desert Produce, InTouch Credit Union and The Siegel Group.
For more information about Three Square and its programs, visit www.threesquare.org.
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