Feeding the city
December 31, 2008
By: T.R. Witcher
Las Vegas’ central food bank gears up for a busy ’09
On a chilly Christmas Eve morning, Julie Murray, the CEO of Three Square Food Bank, and her staff were on the job well before 8 a.m., readying their giant warehouse for its daily ritual—when dozens of reps from the city’s nonprofit agencies come to pick up food they’ve ordered.
It promises to be a busy morning, but if anyone seems comfortable with being busy, it is Murray, 48. Just a few weeks ago she returned from Washington, D.C., where she appeared before Congress about to talk about hunger issues—the only food-bank official in the country asked to testify. “Never did we imagine we would have to brace for the worst downturn in the economy,” she says. Read more here.