Three Square Food Bank raised more than $200,000 through its annual fundraising initiative during Hunger Action Month this past September, equating to an additional 611,148 meals the nonprofit will provide to Southern Nevadans in need.
Traditionally, Three Square would encourage the community to support its annual “Fill the Plate” food and fund drive throughout the month of September. This year, the food bank hosted the Hunger Action Month fundraiser virtually, allowing those in a position to donate to contribute safely amidst the pandemic.
The support allows Three Square to continue its fight against the record-high levels of food insecurity across the valley brought on by COVID-19. Currently, 447,820 Southern Nevadans are struggling with hunger, including 171,150 children.
“Even during these incredibly difficult times, when so many of our neighbors have lost so much, this community came together to surpass last year’s Fill the Plate food and fund drive record, nearly tripling the number of meals that will go to food-insecure residents,” said Brian Burton, President and CEO of Three Square Food Bank. “Words will never convey how in awe I am of this community – your generosity will ensure families receive nutritious food when they need it most.”
Southern Nevadans in need of food assistance are encouraged to visit www.threesquare.org/help, where a full list of food distribution sites and operating hours are available. The map and list are updated in real time to ensure the latest information is available.
More information about Three Square’s programs is available at www.threesquare.org.