Food Rescue and Distribution

Fill stomachs...not landfills

Food Bank and Food Rescue are two of our largest programs. Through them, approximately 90% of what we distribute is comprised of food and grocery product.

Grocery and Retail Rescue

Our Food Rescue Department works with more than 300 grocery/retail stores to source food that may otherwise go to waste. In 2019, we rescued more than 15.5 million pounds of product (equivalent to more than 13 million meals) from retailers. Food that we source from retailers is immediately delivered to nonprofit and faith-based organizations for immediate distribution to the community.

Hot Food Rescue

Three Square’s hot food rescue program consists of the collection of prepared, but unserved, hot surplus banquet food from various resort properties on the Las Vegas Strip. In 2019, Three Square rescued more than 312,000 pounds of food from 16 donors across the city. That is the equivalent of more than 260,000 meals.

Food shows

Las Vegas hosts approximately 19,000 meetings and conventions a year. Several of those conventions are food industry shows, such as 7-Eleven and the National Association of Convenience Stores. These shows are centered around both non-perishable and prepared food products that would typically be thrown in the trash after the show is over. In 2018, we were able to rescue the equivalent to more than 226,000 meals from these shows with the help of Three Square team members and volunteers.

Partner with us

If you are a retailer who is interested in partnering with us in our food rescue efforts, please contact Amanda Jerzak at 702 644-3663 x382 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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.