Three Square is a Feeding America affiliate, serving four counties in Southern Nevada: Clark, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda. Three Square and Feeding America estimate the number of food-insecure persons in our service area to be more than 271,000. Food insecurity occurs when people aren’t able to secure enough food for a healthy diet and active lifestyle, at some point during the year.
Three Square sources food, raises funds, and relies on volunteers to help supply our program partners with the food and services they need to provide wholesome food directly to hungry people in hundreds of neighborhood locations in all four counties. Three Square has a service network of community partners including nonprofits, schools, shelters, meal programs, SNAP outreach sites, etc. Three Square does not provide food directly to clients from our facility.
If you have questions about where to find nutrition assistance programs near you, please contact the Three Square Center at (702) 765-4030, or click on the following pages to learn more about the various programs and services available through our large network of program partners!
Childhood Nutrition Programs
Forty percent of the people served by Three Square’s Agency Partners are children. Three Square has developed several programs to make sure our community’s most vulnerable citizens get the food and nutrition they need.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Three Square is working with community partners to help people in need apply for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps. Nevada currently ranks among the lowest states in food assistance participation.
Senior Hunger Programs
Our Senior Hunger Programs provide food-insecure older adults (60+) with healthy, supplemental groceries including fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. The program is found around the valley through senior-only pantries, home delivery, and a community meal.
For more information about Three Square’s Senior Hunger Programs, please contact SeniorHunger@threesquare.org.
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
TEFAP is a federally funded program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost.