Three Square’s Fill the Plate campaign serves as a community-wide initiative to combat hunger in Southern Nevada. At the Sept. 4 kick-off, with the help of generous sponsors, individuals, businesses, local police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, military personnel, professional sports teams, local celebrities and influencers, the community was encouraged to fill a ‘30 by ‘30 “plate” in Three Square’s south warehouse with shelf-stable food and/or make monetary donations.
“The Las Vegas community continues to work with us to make ‘Fill the Plate’ more successful each year,” said Brian Burton, President and CEO of Three Square Food Bank. “This year, generous Southern Nevadans were able to provide more than 228,000 meals to our neighbors struggling with hunger. We raised 73,000 more meals than last year, and that shows the valley’s true colors of kindness and generosity.”
Generous sponsors of the Fill the Plate campaign included: Cosmopolitan, SEC Federal Credit Union, Findlay Kia and InTouch Credit Union, Lotus Broadcasting and KOMP 92.3 FM, Orangetheory Fitness and others.
More information about the Fill the Plate campaign and other Three Square initiatives can be found at www.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).