Today, Three Square Food Bank unveiled the Bennett Family Indoor Garden, creating a new source of wholesome food for the 271,000 food insecure residents in Southern Nevada. The garden, located inside Three Square’s Agency Market, has been named to honor the family of longtime Three Square supporter and former Board Chair Diana Bennett.
“The Bennett Family Indoor Garden will serve our community as a year-round resource for fresh, farm-to-table produce,” said Brian Burton, President and CEO of Three Square. “We will be able to better provide for our most vulnerable groups, including children and their families and seniors.”
The indoor, vertical garden will provide herbs such as sage, rosemary and parsley to Three Square’s community kitchen, and produce an estimated 40,000 heads of nutritious, leafy greens annually. Accompanying the garden, the Nutrition Resource Center will provide a space for healthy cooking demonstrations and nutritious education and training.
The garden will help serve the one in eight individuals struggling with hunger in Southern Nevada. For more information on Three Square, visit threesquare.org.
About Three Square Food Bank
This year marks Three Square’s 10th anniversary serving as Southern Nevada’s only food bank and largest hunger relief organization. The nonprofit 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 37 million meals – the equivalent of more than 45 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year through a network of more than 1,600 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).