Eat Great Food For Low Prices At ‘Restaurant Week’
September 2, 2009
Las Vegans can eat great food for low prices and help out Three Square Food Bank when they take advantage of Restaurant Week. Learn more here.
Souped-up Three Square food bank could serve as model
August 28, 2009
By Nicole Lucht
A view of the newest Three Square warehouse, left, on Aug. 19. The building at right is the original warehouse.
As an employed businessperson, whenever you feel a pang of hunger, you know it’s temporary. There’s the office vending machine, the business lunch, maybe happy hour after work.
But for 70,000 people in the Las Vegas Valley, their hunger isn’t temporary. Read more here.
New Three Square Food Bank Open
August 19, 2009
$10M Grant Paid For 70K Square-Foot Building
Three Square's new food bank campus is now open and ready to serve.
The food service charity held a celebration Wednesday to mark the official opening of the Donald Reynolds Building. It's a 70,000 square-foot facility acquired and renovated through a nearly $10 million grant from the Reynolds Foundation. Read more here.
CEO of Three Square Food Bank: Nourish your spirit, Las Vegas
August 11, 2009
By: Julie A. Murray
In this economy, feeding the hungry is more challenging, rewarding than ever
In August, Brian Greenspun turns over his Where I Stand column to guest writers. Today’s columnist is Julie A. Murray, CEO of Three Square.
As a lifelong Nevadan, I thought I knew everything about Las Vegas.
We live in a city synonymous with excitement, fantastic amenities and service, world-class entertainment and fabulous food — on par with other great cities such as New York and San Francisco. Yet, when I came to Three Square, I quickly realized I did not know everything about our city. Read more here.
Restaurants to offer price-fixed menus
August 8, 2009
By: F. Andrew Taylor
Weeklong event to benefit Three Square food bank
Locals and tourists alike will get a rare opportunity to enjoy meals from some of the valley's best restaurants at greatly reduced prices, all while helping to feed the valley's hungry. Restaurant Week, which runs from Aug. 31 through Sept. 6, was conceived not long after the Three Square food bank, the charity it supports, opened for business.
"Three Square officially began in September of 2006," said Julie Murray, the non-profit organization's CEO. "Right after the first of the year in 2007, David McIntyre, the head of food and beverage for the MGM Grand, told us he loved our mission, loved what we were trying to do and wanted to do something to get restaurants engaged in our work to end hunger." Read more here.
Three Square Food Bank Reaches Milestone
July 29, 2009
Three square food bank has reached a huge milestone. So far this year, the food bank has distributed 10 million pounds of food. Read more here.
Three Square kicks off its Summer Food Service Program
Watch the video about the summer food service program at Robert E. Price Rec Center here.
Imagine: No hunger in Vegas
June 2, 2009
By: Brendan Buhler
Three Square co-founder is committed to that goal. She’s working tirelessly to make it happen
Julie Murray has in two years helped launch a centralized food bank for the Las Vegas Valley, taken it from her living room into a large warehouse and, in the middle of the fiercest recession in a generation, raised nearly $18 million to expand the food bank. She’s testified before congressional committees on hunger problems and what the collapse of the housing market has meant for families.
Murray says the words that guide her are patience, persistence and passion. Those words were written above the curtains in her grandparents’ home, where she saw them every day in the summer.Read more here.
Increased need has Three Square food bank working hard
February 17, 2009
By: F. Andrew Taylor
It's the height of irony that in difficult economic times, one organization is growing by leaps and bounds -- the Three Square food bank.
The food bank at 4190 N. Pecos Road is a very young organization, created a little more than two years ago. For more than a year, it was based out of Chief Executive Officer Julie Murray's house. It moved from there to the warehouse and office complex it currently occupies, and it's still in the process of expanding to fill the ever-increasing need.
"As the economy worsens, there's even more need for our work," Murray said. Read more here.
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.
December 25, 2008
By: Jason Whited
In a struggling economy, charities find it useful -- and necessary -- to consolidate. But in this case, it's a good thing.
BELOVED in boardrooms but dreaded on Main Street, consolidation is one of the dirtiest words you can use in a recession. Normally a euphemism for "you're getting screwed," anytime a corporation or organization begins to talk consolidation, the little guy knows he's usually in for higher costs and fewer options.
However, in the realm of charitable giving, one local nonprofit has turned the idea of consolidation on its head. Read more here.
Food bank’s troubled predecessor thing of past
November 25, 2008
By Lynnette Curtis
Less than a year has passed since Three Square, a local nonprofit dedicated to ending hunger, took over where the shuttered Community Food Bank of Clark County left off.
But the agency already is expanding and on track to provide 10 million pounds of food this year to more than 200 local charities, churches and other organizations that help the poor. Read more here.
Local Food Bank Hit Hard by Economy
November 24, 2008
No one has been hit harder by the economy than those in need. The organizations who give food to people have seen an increase of 66-percent in the amount of people in need. At the same time their donations dropped.
Donations of food and money are off about 17-percent to charities in Las Vegas. The main supplier of food to those charities faces the same problems.
Monday, Three Square Food Bank turned to Senator Harry Reid. The senator toured the warehouse where the food bank stores its donations. Read more here.
Three Square on mission to help the hungry
April 8, 2008
By: Erica Vital
In a town lauded for its excesses, the number of hungry in Las Vegas -- those going without daily sustenance, let alone three square meals a day -- has been reported at as high as 10 percent of the population. That percentage translates to approximately 210,000 valley residents, many of them seniors and children.
Three Square, a nonprofit food bank serving the community out of a 50,000-square-foot warehouse at 4190 N. Pecos Road, is dedicated to feeding each Las Vegan represented in those numbers.
"We're working to be the food solution," said Julie Murray, chief executive officer of the nonprofit. Read more here.
Frustrations aside, Las Vegas ain’t all bad
July 20, 2008
By: Geoff Schumacher
It's easy to get down on Las Vegas, especially during these dog days of triple-digit summer. We're aggravated by the inadequate roads and highways. We're frustrated about the underfunded schools. We feel helpless about an economy wholly dependent on distant vacationers. We're bewildered by parents who kill a mentally disabled child by leaving him in a hot car for 17 hours.
Las Vegas can be tough to take sometimes. Read more here.