Three Square Food Bank Rallies Southern Nevadans to ‘Fill the Plate’ During Hunger Action Month

Three Square Food Bank announced today a full lineup of events and activities to commemorate Hunger Action Month this September and help the valley’s one in eight food insecure residents.

Fill the Plate, September
The community-wide food drive Fill the Plate returns for its fourth year this September collecting food and funds to combat hunger in Southern Nevada. Throughout the campaign, individuals and local businesses are encouraged to help fill the “plate,” a 30’ by 30’ graphic in Three Square’s south warehouse, with non-perishable food items. Periodically throughout the campaign, canned goods and boxes of food will also be added to the “plate” to represent the impact of monetary donations made online.

There are many ways community members can help Fill the Plate this September:

  • Bring non-perishable food items to Three Square Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Donate to the Fill the Plate Virtual Food Drive at www.threesquare.org/filltheplate.
  • Start your own virtual or traditional food drive, or host a Hunger Action Month fundraiser event at a business.
  • Help spread the word by snapping a photo for social media using #FillthePlate and tagging Three Square on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@threesquarelv).

Executive Volunteer Days, Sept. 18-19
Three Square executives, including President and CEO Brian Burton, COO Larry Scott, CDO Michelle Beck, CFO Tifani Walker and VP of Strategic Initiatives Jodi Tyson, will host volunteer sessions at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 18 and 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19. Volunteers will enjoy a hands-on experience packing meals or produce that will go to food insecure individuals and families in Southern Nevada. Stay after each session to enjoy refreshments and snacks with the executives. To sign up for an executive volunteer session, contact Kate Hibbard at 702.644.3663 ext. 325 or khibbard@threesquare.org.

KOMP Radiothon, Sept. 27
On Friday, Sept. 27, to close out the Fill the Plate campaign, KOMP 92.3 The Rock Station will broadcast live from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Three Square. The radiothon will feature Three Square staff, donors and volunteers, as well as a few surprise guests.

“Stay for a Cause” at Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas
Beginning Sunday, Sept. 1, Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas will offer a new guest package benefitting Three Square. The “Stay for a Cause” package provides guests the opportunity to contribute $10 of the room rate from each guest room and $30 of the rate of each suite to Southern Nevada’s only food bank. For additional information, please call 702.590.8888 or visit waldorfastorialasvegas.com.

There are more than 271,000 Southern Nevadans that are food insecure, including more than 103,000 children. Throughout the month of September and all year, Three Square works with a network of more than 1,400 community partners to reach struggling individuals and families who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

For more information about Hunger Action Month and Fill the Plate, visit www.threesquare.org/ham.

About Three Square Food Bank

Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, nonprofit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively work together to serve those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 43 million meals – the equivalent of more than 51 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year through a network of more than 1,400 community partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit threesquare.org. For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit Facebook and follow them on Instagram and Twitter (@threesquarelv).