In 2020, an estimated 1 in 8 Americans were food insecure, equating to over 38 million Americans.
Let that statistic sink in: 1 in 8.
In Nevada is 1 in 6.
One organization is helping to do something about it this holiday season. The Las Vegas Executives Association (LVEA) donated a mountain of gifts, food, checks and gift cards to Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank and the area’s largest hunger-relief organization.
Every year, the LVEA asks its members to name local charities deserving of support. Then, via a random drawing, an organization is selected to be the recipient of the LVEA’s generosity.
Three Square offers food assistance to residents of Clark, Nye, Esmeralda and Lincoln counties. The food bank serves as a central collection and distribution center for donated, rescued and solicited food and groceries. They provide produce, dairy, non-perishable items and ready-to-eat meals to non-profit and faith-based organizations that serve the needs of our communities. They also facilitate senior and childhood nutrition programs, as well as offer outreach and advocacy for food insecurity.
Three Square is a member of Feeding America, a U.S.–based nonprofit organization that is comprised of a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks. The combined efforts feed more than 46 million people through soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and other community-based agencies. This includes 12 million children and 7 million seniors and equates to over 4.3 billion meals annually.
Dale Sprague, Canyon President and long-time member of the LVEA, said, “This year really touched my heart. The issue of food insecurity is devastating. Three Square is doing an amazing job helping people with the challenges of hunger and feeding vulnerable families.”