Three Square Backpacks for Kids Program 2018
Every other month, we spend a Tuesday night putting together bags of food for children who may go without food on the weekends. This night our employees helped put together over 2,300 bags of food for our local children. Although the number of bags went down compared to previous nights, the amount of food more than doubled due to the holiday break.
Three Square is Southern Nevada’s only food bank providing food assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark Counties. Three Square’s mission is to provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community. They combine food banking (warehousing canned and boxed goods), food rescue (obtaining surplus or unused meats, bread, dairy and produce from hospitality and grocery outlets), and ready-to-eat meals to be the most complete food solution for Southern Nevada.
They work with a service network of more than 1,600 community partners, which includes non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools, and after school and feeding sites – in our community to reach struggling individuals and families at risk of hunger. In 2017, we distributed more than 37 million meals, the equivalent of more than 45 million pounds of food and grocery product, through our community partners. Many have joined our fight to end hunger, including the gaming industry, local businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, government entities, the media, and thousands of volunteers and donors.