Childhood Nutrition

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Hungry children need our help.

Did you know childhood hunger can cause lasting physical and mental challenges on into adulthood? There’s no excuse for allowing boys and girls in our community to go hungry. It’s up to all of us to care for these growing kids, and give them every opportunity to lead healthier, more productive lives.

Proper nutrition in childhood is critical. Lack of regular, nourishing meals can lead to chronic illness and increased hospitalizations, developmental problems, and even significant health issues in adulthood. Hunger can cause difficulty focusing in school, and result in behavioral and social issues.

Childhood hunger is a serious problem in Southern Nevada.

  • More than 103,000 children regularly go hungry.
  • More than 65% of children in Clark County schools — that's more than 213,000 students — are enrolled in free or reduced-price meal programs.

Thanks to caring friends like you, boys and girls can get the delicious, nutritious meals they need to thrive. Your support ensures growing children can get access to meals at school, after-school feeding programs, and food assistance during the summer.

  • meet up and eat up three square food bank 2019

    Kids and teens aged 18 and younger can receive free meals this summer at Meet Up and Eat Up locations.

    Find a summer meal site

  • mgm surplus banquet program three square

    MGM Resorts International and Three Square have partnered together in a surplus banquet food program to bring in more meals to the community.

    Learn More

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