MGM Resorts International and Nevada Public Radio Members Team Up to Provide Nearly 105,000 Meals to Three Square Food Bank

MGM Resorts International and Nevada Public Radio Members Team Up to Provide Nearly 105,000 Meals to Three Square Food Bank

A collaboration between Three Square Food Bank, MGM Resorts International (MGM Resorts) and Nevada Public Radio results in 104,305 meals donated to people in Southern Nevada who are food insecure. According to Feeding America, currently one in eight Nevadans is affected by hunger.

During Nevada Public Radio’s 2019 fall membership campaign, new and renewing members had an option to donate meals to Three Square in lieu of receiving traditional thank you gifts, with MGM Resorts wholly covering the value of the donated meals. Upon completion of the campaign, 104,305 meals were provided by MGM Resorts to Three Square–Southern Nevada’s only food bank, which provides food assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark counties.

“We were proud to be involved in this year’s Nevada Public Radio fall membership campaign to help combat food insecurity in the Las Vegas community,” said Jyoti Chopra, Chief Diversity and Sustainability Officer, MGM Resorts International. “For more than 20 years MGM Resorts has partnered with nonprofit organizations, providing resources and services to those in need. As we look ahead to the new year, let us continue to join forces through public-private partnerships and extend our reach and impact to serve more people in need in Nevada.”

“Every year, our neighbor organizations in Southern Nevada show their true colors with generosity and compassion,” said Brian Burton, president and CEO of Three Square. “MGM Resorts and Nevada Public Radio members opened their hearts to the families that we feed, and we are honored and grateful for their kindness and contribution to the fight against food insecurity in our community.”

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 41 million meals – the equivalent of more than 50 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year through a network of 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).

About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is an S&P 500® global entertainment company with national and international locations featuring best-in-class hotels and casinos, state-of-the-art meetings and conference spaces, incredible live and theatrical entertainment experiences, and an extensive array of restaurant, nightlife and retail offerings. MGM Resorts creates immersive, iconic experiences through its suite of Las Vegas-inspired brands. The MGM Resorts portfolio encompasses 30 unique hotel and destination gaming offerings including some of the most recognizable resort brands in the industry. Expanding throughout the U.S. and around the world, the company recently acquired the operations of Empire City Casino in New York and MGM Northfield Park. In 2018, MGM Resorts opened MGM Springfield in Massachusetts, MGM COTAI in Macau, and the first Bellagio-branded hotel in Shanghai. The 82,000 global employees of MGM Resorts are proud of their company for being recognized as one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies®. For more information visit us at www.mgmresorts.com.

Three Square Food Bank’s Call Center Offers Hope to Food Insecure Seniors This Holiday Season

Three Square Food Bank’s Call Center Offers Hope to Food Insecure Seniors This Holiday Season   
Hotline helps connect seniors with food assistance and resources

The holiday season is in full swing, but it’s not always joyful for the estimated 24,000 seniors in Southern Nevada who are food insecure. Three Square Food Bank encourages those 60 years of age and older who need assistance to call 702-765-4030 Monday-Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., where they will speak with a caring Advocate to determine which program, service or resource is best for them.

“The issue of hunger and isolation among seniors is a very real problem,” said Lisa Segler, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Three Square. “In a recent survey of food insecure seniors in our community, more than 30 percent reported having depression and nearly 48 percent reported experiencing loneliness. Through our Senior Hunger Programs we want to reach those folks who may be struggling and show them that they are not alone.”

Those who reach out to Three Square’s Call Center can be connected with a number of options that are available through the nonprofit’s Senior Hunger Programs and community partners, including:

Golden Groceries
With the help of Three Square’s community partners, Golden Groceries provides delicious, healthy and supplemental groceries at no cost to food insecure seniors. The program restores choice and dignity to seniors by enabling them to choose from an available inventory as well as the amount and type of food that meet their specific nutritional needs. Groceries, including lean proteins, whole grains and fresh produce, are available.

Golden Groceries locations can be found at multiple places across Southern Nevada and have special days and times dedicated to seniors to ensure they have a pleasant experience and avoid long lines.

More than 7,000 seniors access Golden Groceries in the valley, which includes rural communities.

Community Meal Programs
In addition to Golden Groceries, Three Square can provide information about community meal programs for seniors across the valley, including weekly dinner sites at the local VFW Post 10047 and lunch sites at New Beginnings Ministries.

In addition to providing healthy, hot meals, community meals provide opportunities for fellowship with friends, games and access to other community resources. These types of connections may be even more meaningful to seniors during the holidays, and this is a great way the community can pull together to take care of one another.

For more information about the finding the nearest Golden Groceries location or additional resources, please call 702-765-4030.

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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 41 million meals – the equivalent of more than 50 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year through a network of 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).

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

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).

Eat Like a Boss for Las Vegas Restaurant Week at Buddy V’s Ristorante

 

BUDDY V’S RISTORANTE OFFERS SIGNATURE ITALIAN DISHES FOR
LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK BENEFITTING THREE SQUARE

Buddy V’s Ristorante brings Italian flair and flavor to Three Square Food Bank’s popular Las Vegas Restaurant Week, supporting this important citywide initiative for the sixth time since opening. From June 17 – July 5, foodies can dine at Buddy V’s Ristorante and know they are supporting a great cause.  Menu items featuring owner Buddy Valastro’s heirloom family recipes and delectable desserts will make diners feel at home.

LUNCH:
ANTIPASTO (choice of):
Tomato & Basil Soup – grana padano, focaccia croutons
Caesar Salad – polenta croutons, parmesan, classic dressing

MAIN COURSE (choice of):
Spaghetti & Meatballs – veal, beef, pork, pomodoro
Chicken Parm – oven-baked, provolone, mozzarella, spaghetti marinara
Grilled Salmon – mediterranean chickpea & artichoke salad, roasted tomato vinaigrette, balsamic

DESSERT (choice of):
Cannoli –sweet ricotta cream, cocoa drops, pistachios
“New Jersey” Style Cheesecake – graham cracker crust, strawberry compote

Cost for the Restaurant Week lunch is $20 per person. Tax and gratuity not included.

DINNER:
ANTIPASTO (choice of):

Grandma’s Meatballs – beef, veal, pork, tomato ragu, pecorino
Panzanella – buffalo mozzarella, tomatoes, cucumbers, focaccia croutons, baby arugula, caramelized onions, balsamic vinaigrette
Caesar Salad – polenta croutons, parmesan, classic dressing

MAIN COURSE (choice of):
Spaghetti Bolognese – beef & pork, red wine, tomato
Mediterranean Sea Bass arugula salad, pine nuts
Chicken Parm – oven-baked, provolone, mozzarella, spaghetti marinara
My Dad’s Bucatinipancetta, cracked black pepper, egg.

DESSERT:
Cannoli
– sweet ricotta cream, cocoa drops, pistachios
“New Jersey” Style Cheesecake – graham cracker crust, strawberry compote
Warm Nutella Cake – chocolate sauce, hazelnut praline, salted caramel ice cream

Cost for the Restaurant Week dinner is $40 per person. Tax and gratuity not included.

Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 702-607-2355. Buddy V’s Ristorante is located inside the Grand Canal Shoppes at Venetian|Palazzo at 3327 Las Vegas Blvd. South #2812. Convenient and complimentary valet parking is available at Barneys New York, as well as ample self-parking at Palazzo.

Las Vegas Restaurant Week takes place Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 28, with participating restaurants offering prix-fixe menus at price points ranging from $20 to $80. A fixed portion of each meal’s cost will benefit Three Square, and 100 percent of all proceeds collected will support the nonprofit’s mission of providing meals to more than 271,000 food insecure residents in Southern Nevada. This year marks the 13th installment of Las Vegas Restaurant Week. In 2018, the event raised more than $230,000, a record-breaking amount, providing more than 690,000 meals to those in need. Diners are encouraged to share their experiences and be a part of the conversation on Twitter and Instagram by following @threesquarelv and using the hashtags #LVRW and #HelpOutDineOutLV, and on Facebook by ‘Liking’ the Las Vegas Restaurant Week page – http://on.fb.me/lvrwfb.

ABOUT BUDDY V’S RISTORANTE:
Renowned baker Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro opened his flagship in 2013 restaurant inside Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas partnering with veteran restaurateurs Elizabeth Blau and Chef Kim Canteenwalla to bring a taste of Valastro’s family gatherings and beloved heirloom recipes to The Las Vegas Strip. Offering new twists on Italian-American classics and family favorites, the Buddy V’s menu will also stay true to Buddy’s baking roots with timeless treats.  For additional information visit www.buddyvsrestaurants.com and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @BuddyVs.

ABOUT LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK AND THREE SQUARE:
Las Vegas Restaurant Week began in 2007 as a way to give locals and tourists the opportunity to help out by dining out.
2019 marked the 13th installment of Las Vegas Restaurant Week, which features a variety of fine dining experiences throughout the Valley. Proceeds from Restaurant Week benefit Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank. Three Square currently provides more than 39 million meals – the equivalent of more than 47 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year through a network of nearly 1,400 community partners including nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. 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).

 

Pink Taco Inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Participating in Restaurant Week, June 17-28

 

 

 

 

 

 

PINK TACO INSIDE HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO PARTICIPATING IN
RESTAURANT WEEK, JUNE 17-28
Guests will enjoy cantina favorites while supporting Three Square Food Bank

Photo Credit: Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

 

Pink Taco, the mega-hip Mexican cantina at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, will join Three Square’s Las Vegas Restaurant Week lineup, June 17-28. For the 13th consecutive year, Las Vegas Restaurant Week unites the city’s world-class food scene with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank. Three Square’s mission is to end hunger in Southern Nevada and since 2007, approximately 4.8 million meals have been provided as a result of Restaurant Week.

 

Chef Bradley Manchester, executive chef of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, has curated the specialty prix fixe menu, featuring Pink Taco’s most popular dishes. The special menu is available for $40 per guest.

 

  • First Course (select one): Tostada de Marisco shrimp, white fish and octopus ceviche, cucumber, avocado, pico de gallo, chipotle crema on a crispy corn tortilla; or Mexican Wedge Salad charred romaine, heirloom tomato, radish, queso fresco and pickled red onion.

 

  • Second Course (select one): Chili Rubbed Halibut topped with lemon cilantro sauce and served with garlic spinach and potato and chorizo hash; or Surf & Turf marinated skirt steak, spiced-rubbed Mexican white shrimp, cheese and tomatillo enchilada, topped with guacamole and served with borracho beans.

 

  • Final CourseWhite Chocolate Flan Cheesecake served with fresh berries and salted caramel.

 

 

Reservations can be made by calling 702.522.8100.  For the current menu offerings or for more information, visit www.hardrockhotel.com.

 

About Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino  is Las Vegas’ off-strip playground, just minutes and less than three miles from McCarran International Airport. Hard Rock Hotel & Casino offers an energetic entertainment and gaming experience with the services and amenities associated with a boutique luxury resort hotel. The property is known for its innovative nightlife and music scene where acts such as The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, Incubus, Foo Fighters, Carlos Santana, Mötley Crüe, Guns N’ Roses and KISS have all performed. Features of the property include the renovated 11-story Casino Tower with 640 rooms and suites, 17-story Paradise Tower with 490 rooms and suites; the 15-story HRH All-Suite Tower with 359 suites, eight spa villas and seven penthouse suites, which has received the AAA Four Diamond Award; 60,000 square feet of casino space featuring high limit gaming and Asian gaming amenities; 110,000 square feet of flexible meeting and convention space, which was named a Smart Meetings 2016 Platinum Choice Award winner; more than $4 million in rare music memorabilia; Reliquary Spa; Kelly Cardenas Salon – a Paul Mitchell® Focus Salon; 4.8 acres of tropical pool paradise, which was voted as the No. 1 “Best Hotel Pool” in the 2015 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice contest; live music/entertainment venues The Joint, Vinyl and Club Domina, the home of Magic Mike Live Las Vegas; restaurants MB Steak, Craft + Community, Nobu, Pink Taco, Mr. Lucky’s Café, Goose Island Pub, 福Fú Asian Kitchen, Oyster Bar, Pizza Forte and Dunkin’; a fitness center; trendsetting retailers John Varvatos, Affliction, Hart & Huntington Tattoo Co., Chill by Hudson, Hootenanny, Bezel, Day + Night and Rip Curl. For room availability and additional information call 800.HRD.ROCK (800.473.7625) or visit hardrockhotel.com. Follow Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

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 39 million meals – the equivalent of more than 47 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year through a network of nearly 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).

Four Galleria at Sunset Restaurants to Participate in Las Vegas Restaurant Week, June 17-28

 

Four Galleria at Sunset Restaurants to Participate in Las Vegas Restaurant Week, June 17-28

Galleria at Sunset restaurants will give diners the opportunity to give back to the community during Three Square Food Bank’s Las Vegas Restaurant Week, June 17-28. Rodizio Grill, GEN Korean BBQ, World of Beer and Bobby Mao’s Chinese Kitchen + Mexican Cantina will offer prix-fixe menus ranging from $20 to $40, with a fixed portion of proceeds from each meal benefiting Three Square and its pursuit of a hunger-free community.

“These four incredibly popular restaurants at Galleria at Sunset provide excellent off-strip options in Henderson for Las Vegas Restaurant Week,” said Jamie Cooper, Galleria at Sunset marketing director. “For 12 days, our guests can enjoy the restaurants they’ve come to know and love, while giving back to the community at the same time.”

Rodizio Grill will offer a three-course dinner for $40. Dinner begins with choice of homemade polenta, pao de queijo (cheese bread) or banana frita. Main course is the full Rodizio Grill experience, including endless rotisserie meats and signature salad bar. Dessert choices of torta brigaderio or custom cheesecake with guava sauce round out the meal.

GEN Korean BBQ’s menu includes an all-you-can-eat lunch ($20) or dinner ($30), completing the meal with an ice cream macaron. Utilizing a cooking grill equipped at each table, diners choose their favorites from a wide selection of freshly prepared meats, seafood and vegetables to create the perfect dish.

A four-course dinner will be available at World of Beer for $30. The first course includes the choice of a Caesar or spring kale salad followed by choice of mac n cheese bites or pesto hummus. Entrees include IPA Salman or half back baby back ribs. For dessert, guests have the option of the apple cobbler dessert flatbread or salted caramel cookie skillet.

Bobby Mao’s Chinese Kitchen + Mexican Cantina will offer a three-course lunch for $20. The first course includes choice of either wonton, hot & sour or chicken tortilla soup. For the second course, guests have the option of any chicken or beef entrees on the Chinese or Mexican menus. In addition, diners can top off the meal with chocolate or vanilla ice cream.

Diners can visit www.helpoutdineoutlv.org to view the menus and prices of participating Galleria at Sunset restaurants as well as book reservations. For more information about Galleria at Sunset restaurants and hours of operation, visit www.galleriaatsunset.com.

About Galleria at Sunset
The Galleria at Sunset opened in 1996 and is anchored by Macy’s, JCPenney, Dillard’s, Kohl’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. It features retailers such as H&M, Buckle, Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, Victoria’s Secret and more. The 1,081,000-square-foot regional shopping center is the only enclosed mall in Henderson and one of the largest in Southern Nevada. In addition to retail, the Galleria at Sunset boasts five full-service and 12 fast food restaurants, including Rodizio Grill, Bobby Mao’s Chinese Kitchen + Mexican Cantina, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana, Red Robin and World of Beer.

Galleria at Sunset is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call 702-434-0087 or visit galleriaatsunset.com for a full list of tenants. Keep up with the latest Galleria at Sunset information via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Tropicana Las Vegas Gears Up for The Season With the Return Of The ‘Summer Cookout Featuring Robert Irvine’ On June 13

 

TROPICANA LAS VEGAS GEARS UP FOR THE SEASON
WITH THE RETURN OF THE ‘SUMMER COOKOUT
FEATURING ROBERT IRVINE’ ON JUNE 13

Tickets are now on sale for the third annual Summer Cookout, kicking off Las Vegas Restaurant Week

Tickets are now on sale for the third annual ‘Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine’ set to take place at Tropicana Las Vegas on Thursday, June 13. Now in its third year, guests are invited to dine out for a cause at Robert Irvine’s Public House and enjoy summer bites and beverages in an effort to increase awareness and raise funds for Three Square Food Bank.

Guests are invited to cheers to the season with the ultimate dine-around experience with Chef Robert Irvine. Throughout the evening, guests will be able to indulge in a variety of specialty summer-inspired dishes and refreshing beverages, courtesy of Tropicana Las Vegas’ restaurants such as Oakville Steakhouse, Robert Irvine’s Public House, Red Lotus Asian Kitchen, and Trago Lounge, as well as enjoy an interactive cooking competition, live and silent auction, and much more. In addition, guests will enjoy a special live performance by one of the world’s greatest Frank Sinatra tribute artists from the acclaimed cast of ‘Legends in Concert.’

Menu highlights for the evening will include Wagyu beef sliders with a Public House sauce and micro watercress; hickory smoked dry rubbed baby back ribs with a Public House BBQ sauce; hamachi poke parfait with unagi sauce; baby tomato and creamy burrata with balsamic pearls; an assortment of mini pizzas; chocolate and orange pops, and more.

‘Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine’ is sponsored by Golden Road Brewing. Additional sponsors include Ambros Banana Whiskey, Empress 1908 Gin, Fever-Tree, Moneytree, and WAXIE.

Tickets are priced at $100 for VIP entry (early entry at 6 p.m. along with a meet and greet experience with Chef Irvine); $50 for general admission; all ticket prices exclude tax and fees. Must be 21 years or older to attend. The ‘Summer Cookout featuring Robert Irvine’ is open to the public and will be held from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Robert Irvine’s Public House at Tropicana Las Vegas. Tickets can be purchased at the Tropicana box office, by calling (800) 829-9034 or online at www.troplv.com.

Proceeds from the evening will benefit Three Square in its fight to eradicate hunger in Southern Nevada. Las Vegas Restaurant Week gives restaurants in the local community the opportunity to give back through the culinary arts. Since 2007, more than 5 million meals have been provided for those struggling with hunger through the 12 day culinary event. Las Vegas Restaurant Week 2019 will run June 17 through June 28.

For more information, visit www.troplv.com.

About Tropicana Las Vegas
Set on the famed Four Corners with commanding views of the Las Vegas Strip, Tropicana Las Vegas® – a DoubleTree by Hilton is a Penn National Gaming destination and boasts stylish rooms, suites and luxury villas, complete with acclaimed restaurants, premier entertainment options and a 50,000-square-foot casino. The resort redefines the expectations of today’s global travelers by providing a casually elegant experience on The Strip, all with a South Beach rhythm and vibe. The property also features Trago Lounge, Glow® a Mandara Spa and fitness center, Laugh Factory Comedy Club and restaurants such as Bacio® Breakfast, Oakville Steakhouse, Robert Irvine’s Public House, Red Lotus Asian Kitchen and Savor Bruch Buffet, plus on-the-go options such as Barista Café, Fresh Mix and South Beach Food Court. For more information, visit www.troplv.com.

About Las Vegas Restaurant Week and Three Square
Las Vegas Restaurant Week began in 2007 as a way to give locals and tourists the opportunity to help out by dining out. Proceeds from Restaurant Week benefit Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank. Three Square currently distributes more than 39 million meals – the equivalent of more than 47 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year to nearly 1,400 community partners including nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit threesquare.org or helpoutdineoutlv.org.

Three Square Food Bank’s Record-Breaking ‘Fill the Plate’ Campaign Provides More Than 228,000 Meals to the Community

Three Square Food Bank’s Record-Breaking ‘Fill the Plate’ Campaign Provides More Than 228,000 Meals to the Community
Today, Three Square Food Bank announced the results of its third annual community-wide food and fund drive, Fill the Plate, held Sept. 4-28. Community members and local businesses donated approximately 35,000 pounds of shelf-stable food and raised more than $66,500, which provides over 228,000 meals to the one in eight Southern Nevadan’s struggling with hunger.

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).

Nov. 6: Penn & Teller, Matt Goss & More to Perform at Ethel M’s 25th Annual Holiday Lighting

 

NOVEMBER 6: ETHEL M® CHOCOLATES TRANSFORMS THE CACTUS GARDEN INTO A WINTER WONDERLAND WITH THE 25th ANNUAL HOLIDAY CACTUS LIGHTING

WHAT: Kick off the holiday season at Ethel M Chocolates’ 25th annual Holiday Cactus Lighting event. This year’s ceremonial lighting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 5:00 pm – entry with charity donation and open to the public.

Mercedes Martinez from MIX 94.1 FM will host the evening’s festivities and 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan to present charities, which will include seasonal performances from Las Vegas Philharmonic, George Wallace, Sound Collage, talented singer-songwriter Matt Goss, world-renowned magic and comedy duo Penn & Teller and more surprises.

Visitors can wander through the three-acre cactus garden and admire over a million holiday lights. Guests will also be able to take photos with Santa Claus, receive assorted seasonal samples, enter for raffles, step inside a giant snow globe for the perfect holiday photo, and much more.

This event is open to the public and tickets are available with any donation to the select organizations. Those who are interested in attending the event can receive a four-pack of tickets in exchange for a new unwrapped toy donation to assist HELP of Southern Nevada or a non-perishable food item(s) for Three Square Food Bank. Guests can also choose to make a one-time monetary donation to either one of the organizations, in addition to world-wide non-profit, CARE.

Toy or food donations must be dropped off at the Ethel M Chocolates Factory Store in Henderson. Those who make a monetary donation will need to show their donation receipt to pick up their tickets. Tickets are available at the factory store beginning now through the night of the event.

To make an online monetary donation or to learn more about the event, please visit
ethelm.com/holidaylights.

WHEN:
Ceremonial Lighting Event

Tuesday, Nov. 6
Special show from 5 – 7 p.m.
Holiday Lights and factory store will be open until 10 p.m.

Holiday Cactus Lights
Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Sunday, Jan. 6
5 – 10 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day – Dec. 25
Open until 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve – Dec. 24 and New Year’s Eve – Dec. 31

Ethel M Chocolate Tasting Experiences
Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Sunday Jan. 6
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For a limited time, enjoy Ethel M Chocolates Tasting Experiences featuring the seasonal White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice, lasting between 30 and 45 minutes at the Factory Store. Each immersive experience includes a bit of education on how chocolate is sourced, refined and produced, as well as the subtleties of chocolate tasting and flavor identification. Tastings are available with or without wine pairings.

Prices range from $6 – $25 per person
Occurs daily between 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
For times and to make a reservation, visit ethelm.com

WHERE:
Ethel M Chocolates Factory Store & Cactus Garden
2 Cactus Garden Drive
Henderson, NV 89014

Pub 365 Hosts Silver State Brewfest, Oct. 13

 

Pub 365 Hosts Silver State Brewfest, Oct. 13

Pub 365, located inside Tuscany Suites & Casino, will hold a poolside beer festival on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Featuring breweries from Las Vegas and beyond, the brewfest will serve local favorites like Joseph James, Big Dog, Crafthaus, Banger Brewing, Tenaya Creek, Lovelady, Able Baker, Bad Beat, and Hop Nuts as well as Reno notables Imbib, Occidental, and Revision Brewing.

Cost of admission includes a souvenir tasting glass to enjoy all-you-can-drink craft beer, plus a limited-edition Crafthouse Firkin. Food will be available for purchase, as well as spirits from Nevada H&C Distilling Co., locally-brewed coffee, and more. 10 percent of ticket sales will support the mission of Three Square Food Bank.

General admisison tickets are $75; VIP tickets are $85 and include early entry at 4 p.m. Designated driver tickets are available for $15. All tickets are available for purchase here: https://bit.ly/2plOSAt.

Festival-goers can keep the the fun going – and the beer flowing – at the after party, held inside Pub 365.

 

 

About PUB 365

PUB 365 features a collection of 365 rotating beers and a menu of traditional pub fare with a modern spin including homemade small bites, iconic burgers and locally world-famous tacos.  Located inside Tuscany Suites & Casino in Las Vegas, PUB 365 is a true beer lover’s dream with an extensive beer collection that includes an evolving list of rare, specialty brews. Join PUB 365’s Club 365 to win exclusive prizes, private tap party invites and the chance to earn a personalized tap on the Tap Wall of Fame.  Pub 365 is live on Facebook (PUB365) and Twitter (@PUB_365) for more information.

255 E. Flamingo Road | 702-947-5861

 

About Tuscany Suites & Casino

The Tuscany Suites & Casino is a privately-owned all-suite hotel and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada located two blocks East of Las Vegas Boulevard. Opened in 2001, Tuscany has 716 suite rooms, four on-property dining options, spa, full casino, sports book and live entertainment nightly. The lush landscapes, fresh food choices and large clean rooms allow guests to enjoy Las Vegas with all the comforts of an authentic Tuscan village. The Tuscany Suites & Casino is live on Facebook (TuscanyLV), Twitter (@TuscanyCasino) and at TuscanyLV.com.
255 E. Flamingo Road | 702-893-8933

 

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 36 million meals, the equivalent of more than 44 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).

Three Square Food Bank Challenges Local Community to ‘Fill the Plate’ During Hunger Action Month

Three Square Food Bank Challenges Local Community to ‘Fill the Plate’ During Hunger Action Month
Third annual community-wide food drive and exclusive activities planned to raise awareness, combat food insecurity this September

Three Square Food Bank announced today a full lineup of events and activities to commemorate Hunger Action Month this September.

Fill the Plate, Sept. 4-28
The community-wide food drive Fill the Plate returns for its third year Sept. 4-28 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/ham.
  • Start your own virtual food drive or host a traditional food drive.
  • Host a Hunger Action Month fundraiser event at a business, bar or restaurant.
  • Help spread the word by snapping a photo for social media using #FillthePlate and tagging Three Square on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@threesquarelv).

Orangetheory Fitness Boot Camp Class, Sept. 13
In celebration of Hunger Action Day, Orangetheory Fitness will host a high-intensity boot camp workout class at Three Square’s North Campus on Thursday, Sept. 13. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. and the class will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. Light bites and refreshments will be offered after the class. Space is limited and spots will be reserved in order of reply. RSVP to Alexis Merz at 702.644-3663 ext. 344 or amerz@threesquare.org by Monday, Sept. 10. The cost is a minimum donation of $10 per person.

Executive Volunteer Days, Sept. 18-19
Three Square executives, including President & CEO Brian Burton, COO Larry Scott, CDO Michelle Beck and CFO Tifani Walker, will host a volunteer session at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18 and 9 a.m. on Wednesday, 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. 28
On Friday, Sept. 28, to close out Hunger Action Month and the Fill the Plate campaign, KOMP 92.3 The Rock Station will broadcast live from Three Square from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. The radiothon will feature Three Square staff, donors and volunteers, as well as a few surprise guests.

One in eight Southern Nevadans struggles with hunger – more than 271,000 people in the community 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 1,600 community partners to reach struggling individuals and families that are food insecure.

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

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).

Three Square Food Bank’s ‘Bag Childhood Hunger’ Campaign Meets $2 Million Goal

Three Square Food Bank’s ‘Bag Childhood Hunger’ Campaign Meets $2 Million Goal


Three Square Food Bank met its goal of raising $2 million through the Bag Childhood Hunger campaign, April 1 – May 31, which supports the non-profit’s childhood nutrition programs (Kids Cafe®, BackPack for Kids and Meet Up and Eat Up). The contributions will be used right here in Southern Nevada to support the more than 103,000 food insecure children across the valley.

The Bag Childhood Hunger campaign was launched in 2011, providing healthy and nutritious meals to the one in five food insecure children living in Southern Nevada ever since. Additionally, more than 62 percent of children in Clark County schools are enrolled in free or reduced-price meal programs. That’s more than 203,000 students. Proper nutrition for children is critical as hunger can cause lasting physical and mental challenges.

The campaign culminated with a special celebratory event underwritten by the Bennett Family Foundation,  “Fashion for Three Square,” transforming Three Square’s north campus into a grand party venue on May 5. The gathering featured fashions by Etro, presented by Neiman Marcus, elegant decor, entertainment and food catered by chefs from top Las Vegas restaurants.

In its 10th year fighting hunger, Three Square is able to provide three meals for every dollar donated to the food bank. Thanks to the support of matching sponsors throughout the Bag Childhood Hunger campaign, Three Square can provide six meals for every dollar donated.

For more information about Three Square’s childhood nutrition programs, visit www.bagchildhunger.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).

Andre’s Bistro & Bar’s Las Vegas Restaurant Week 2018 Menu to Pay Homage to Anthony Bourdain

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANDRE’S BISTRO & BAR’S LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK 2018 MENU
TO PAY HOMAGE TO ANTHONY BOURDAIN 

A Portion of the Proceeds to Benefit Three Square Food Bank

 

 Andre’s Bistro & Bar’s Las Vegas Restaurant Week 2018 menu will pay tribute to the late Anthony Bourdain. This year’s throwback menu will feature dishes inspired by Brasserie Les Halles, the New York-based French restaurant that closed in 2017. He was working as their executive chef when he was inspired to write his breakout book, “Kitchen Confidential.”

“We serve traditional French fare and have always been inspired by Bourdain and his time at Les Halles,” says Joseph Marsco, managing partner, Andre’s Bistro & Bar. “We wanted this year’s menu to honor his memory by showcasing highlights from their menu, as well as his favorite dishes.”

The special menu will be available beginning today through June 29. Priced at $50 per person, guests will enjoy a multi-course, prix-fixe menu benefiting Three Square Food Bank. A portion of each meal sold will be donated to Three Square.

The 2018 tribute menu will be as follows:

FIRST COURSE (Choice of one)

  • Caesar Salad with romaine lettuce, croutons, Grana Padano cheese, anchovies and topped with Caesar dressing
  • Wagyu Beef Carpaccio featuring Snake River Farms Wagyu Beef, arugula, Parmesan cheese, Maldon Smoked Sea Salt Flakes and fried capers
  • French Onion Soup with toasted bread and Gruyère cheese
  • Escargot de Bourgogne featuring imported French snails with garlic and herb butter
  • Seared Foie Gras with balsamic poached figs, brioche, peppered honey and stone fruit 

SECOND COURSE (Choice of one)

  • Steak Frites, served with 10oz. flat iron with duck fat fries and topped with Béarnaise sauce
  • Duck a L’Orange featuring Potato Dauphinoise with duck confit and orange duck jus
  • Beer-Steamed Mussels with Merguez Sausage and tomatoes and served on a grilled baguette
  • Lobster Thermidor featuring Maine Lobster with mushrooms with tarragon, Cognac and lobster cream

DESSERT COURSE (Choice of one)

  • Crème Brûlée with vanilla bean custard, caramelized sugar and fresh berries
  • Chocolate Walnut Gateau featuring a chocolate glazed caramel walnut torte and crème anglaise

For more information or make reservations, please go to www.AndresBistroandBar.com

ABOUT ANDRE’S BISTRO & BAR
Andre’s Bistro & Bar blends French Bistro and American Tavern cuisine in a casual neighborhood setting. Owned and operated by Stacked Hospitality, the location returns Andre’s to its roots by becoming his first neighborhood restaurant opening since the debut of his eponymous, groundbreaking restaurant in 1980 in Downtown Las Vegas. Created as an homage to award-winning chef and restaurateur André Rochat, the restaurant preserves the high standards he set while connecting with a brand-new generation of food lovers. Andre’s Bistro & Bar is located at 6115 S. Fort Apache Rd., Suite 112 and open daily with Happy Hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and dinner served from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Sunday and Monday through Thursday) and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Friday and Saturday) and weekend brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@AndresBistroBar). To book a table via OpenTable.com, click here.

The Venetian and The Palazzo Extend Las Vegas Restaurant Week to Help Fight Hunger

 

THE VENETIAN AND THE PALAZZO EXTEND LAS VEGAS RESTAURANT WEEK TO HELP FIGHT HUNGER

 

Three Square Food Bank presents Las Vegas Restaurant Week, a two-week celebration of dining out to help end hunger in Southern Nevada. For the second year in a row, The Venetian and The Palazzo will add a third week to the schedule with pre fixe menus some of the resort’s best restaurants. The extra week is a great way for guests to visit the award-winning restaurants they have always wanted to try at affordable prices with a portion of proceeds going to Three Square Food Bank. One meal purchased could provide up to 18 meals to those in need.
 
In addition The Venetian and The Palazzo have added two cocktail hotspots to the mix. For the first time, both Rosina and The Dorsey will donate a portion of proceeds from a special cocktail list to help feed the community. 
Participating restaurants: 
June 18 – July 6:
Black Tap Craft Burger & Beer
Buddy V’s Ristorante
Chica 
Hong Kong Café
Lagasse’s Stadium
Morels Steakhouse & Bistro 
Mercato della Pescheria 
Once
Rosina
SUGARCANE raw bar grill 
The Dorsey
Yardbird
June 18 – June 29:
Bouchon
Delmonico Steakhouse
LAVO Italian Restaurant
TAO Asian Bistro
Public House
Cañonita
Three Square currently distributes more than 40 million pounds of food and grocery product per year — the equivalent of more than 33 million meals — to more than 1,300 community partners, including nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada.  
 
For more information and menus, please visit: helpoutdineoutlv.org.
 
About The Venetian® and The Palazzo® Las Vegas
Located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, The Venetian Las Vegas features all-suite accommodations, exquisite restaurants and world-class entertainment and shopping. The luxury resort offers elegant suites, including standard suites that are nearly double the size of the average Las Vegas hotel room. The Venetian is home to restaurants from celebrated chefs including Wolfgang Puck, Thomas Keller, Emeril Lagasse, Lorena Garcia and Buddy “Cake Boss” Valastro. The resort also features Canyon Ranch Spa; a five-acre pool and garden deck; TAO nightclub; the Grand Canal Shoppes retail and dining mecca; a 120,000-square-foot casino and poker room. 
Conveniently connected to The Venetian, The Palazzo Las Vegas offers an alluring and elegant resort experience for those seeking a luxurious escape in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. Guests enjoy chic all-suite accommodations, world-class shopping, including a flagship Barneys New York, and lavish dining experiences from renowned chefs Emeril Lagasse and Wolfgang Puck.  Soaring lobbies and atriums open to exclusive resort amenities, including The Aquatic Club, Grand Canal Shoppes and Canyon Ranch Spa. The resort features more than 2.25 million square feet of meeting and convention space, including the Venetian and Palazzo Congress Center and the famed Sands Expo Convention Center.

For more information, visit venetian.com or palazzo.com. The Palazzo Las Vegas and The Venetian Las Vegas are properties of global integrated resorts developer Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS).

Three Square Food Bank Works to Bag Childhood Hunger with ‘Fashion For Three Square’

Three Square Food Bank Works to Bag Childhood Hunger with ‘Fashion For Three Square’
Seventh annual event transformed Three Square headquarters into elegant social gathering in support of longstanding charitable campaign to benefit children in need


On Saturday, May 5, “Fashion for Three Square,” a special event underwritten by the Bennett Family Foundation, transformed Three Square’s north campus, which ordinarily houses operations, volunteering, food rescue, warehousing and distribution, into a grand party venue. The gathering featured elegant décor, fashion models, entertainment and local culinary tastes as attendees supported the Bag Childhood Hunger campaign, now in its seventh year.

The event featured fashions by Etro, presented by Neiman Marcus, along with food provided by top Las Vegas restaurants including: Blue Ribbon, STK, Buddy V’s Ristorante, La Strega, Libertine Social and Carnevino. In addition, Three Square’s executive chef John Hilton and his team prepared live dishes at the food bank’s demonstration kitchen & atrium. One of Three Square’s storage coolers was converted into an ice bar, featuring Artisanal Foods and Tito’s Handmade Vodka. MGM Resorts International provided an array of sweet treats. The event also welcomed entertainment from Las Vegas-based soul singer Jessica Manalo; Strip headliners The Australian Bee Gees, who performed hits from one of the most successful acts in musical history, the Bee Gees; and students from the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts.

Contributions made to Three Square’s Bag Childhood Hunger Campaign, which continues through May 31, will be used right here in Southern Nevada and will have double the impact thanks to a generous $500,000 contribution to match gifts toward the food bank’s goal to raise $2 million.

The Bag Childhood Hunger campaign supports one of the most vulnerable populations in Southern Nevada, children. Proper nutrition for children is critical as hunger can cause lasting physical and mental challenges. One in four children in Southern Nevada live in households that are food insecure. Additionally, more than 62 percent of children in Clark County schools are enrolled in free or reduced-price meal programs. That’s more than 203,000 students.

In its 10th year fighting hunger, Three Square is able to provide three meals for every dollar donated to the food bank. Thanks to the support of matching sponsors throughout this campaign, Three Square will be able to provide six meals for every dollar donated.

To make a donation to Bag Childhood Hunger and for further information about Three Square’s childhood nutrition programs, visit www.bagchildhunger.org or call 702.644.3663, ext. 334.

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).

MAY 17: HALF OF ALL LAS VEGAS CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL FUNDRAISER SALES TO BENEFIT THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK

 

MAY 17: HALF OF ALL LAS VEGAS CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL FUNDRAISER SALES TO BENEFIT THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK
Mention the fundraiser at checkout to participate

WHO:    
Three Square Food Bank; all Las Vegas Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants; and burrito-lovers with an appetite for supporting a worthy cause

WHAT:  
Chipotle is donating 50 percent of fundraiser sales to Three Square Food Bank. Customers simply need to mention the fundraiser at checkout to help Three Square Food Bank continue hunger relief efforts by providing food assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark Counties

WHEN: 
Thursday, May 17 from open to close

WHERE: 
Every Las Vegas Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant. Visit Chipotle.com to find the restaurant nearest you.

ABOUT THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK:    

Three Square Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the only food bank providing assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark Counties. Our mission is to provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursing a hunger-free community. We combine food banking, food rescue, and ready-to-eat meals to be the most complete food solution for Southern Nevada. In 2017, we distributed more than 36 million meals, the equivalent of more than 44 million pounds of food and grocery product, through our community partners. Visit us at www.threesquare.org

ABSINTHE Celebrates Seven Years on The Strip with The Gazillionaire’s Gala of Gluttony, May 7

 

ABSINTHE CELEBRATES SEVEN YEARS ON THE STRIP WITH
THE GAZILLIONAIRE’S GALA OF GLUTTONY

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR THE ONE-NIGHT-ONLY
GREATEST DINNER THEATRE ON EARTH
BENEFITTING THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK, MAY 7

 

In celebration of ABSINTHE’s seven unabashedly irreverent years in Las Vegas, the show’s foul-mouthed owner and host will present The Gazillionaire’s Gala of Gluttony, a sure-to-be unforgettable experience inside his wondrous Spiegeltent at Caesars Palace at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 7. Hosted by The Gazillionaire and his raucous assistant Wanda Widdles, the Gala of Gluttony will feature specially created, one-night-only performances by the casts of ABSINTHE and OPIUM, a live band, and surprise guests.

 

The event, which The Gazillionaire promises to be “THE GREATEST DINNER THEATRE ON EARTH,” will feature a specially curated menu from the star restaurants of Caesars Palace, including Restaurant Guy Savoy, Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill, Searsucker, Rao’s, Beijing Noodle No. 9, and more. The intimate spectacle will be presented to an invited VIP audience seated at cocktail tables, and a limited number of tickets will be made available for sale to the public at a cost of $300 per seat with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to Three Square Food Bank. To purchase tickets, email RSVP@spiegelworld.com or call 702.749.5881 ext. 103. Visit https://spiegelworld.com/absinthe/ for more information.

 

From zombie invasions to toga-themed celebrations and everything in between, The Gazillionaire is known for throwing one hell of an anniversary party. This year will take the anniversary revelry to a whole new level, with a first-of-its-kind Spiegelworld celebration.

 

“It’s beyond me how ABSINTHE is still up and running, but I won’t argue as long as the cash keeps rolling in,” shared The Gazillionaire. “You only turn seven once, so we’re doing it big. And being the generous guy I am, I’m giving a few schmucks the opportunity to dig deep into their own pockets to help out the hungry. I can’t wait for my celebrity chef friends to show off and make everyone feel bad for the gluttonous meal they’re about to indulge in. It’s a win-win for everyone, especially Three Square.”

 

Celebrating its own milestone anniversary this year, Three Square Food Bank is southern Nevada’s largest hunger relief organization and currently provides more than 37 million meals per year to those in need throughout the region. Through the end of May, each dollar donated to Three Square will be matched through the generosity of area corporate partners as part of the Bag Childhood Hunger campaign. Every dollar donated through May 31 will provide six meals to children struggling with hunger in our community. Invited guests will also have an opportunity to donate at the event.

 

“We are very fortunate to live in the Entertainment Capital of the World,” said Brian Burton, President and CEO of Three Square Food Bank. “When entertainment meets philanthropy, the outcome is show stopping,” Burton continued. “We are so grateful that ABSINTHE has decided to fight hunger in conjunction with their anniversary. Congratulations on seven phenomenal years and an amazing show to boot.”

 

ABSINTHE’S seventh anniversary celebration comes on the heels of the launch of its 7-day a week performance schedule, commencing on Monday, May 14.

 

The Gazillionaire’s Gala of Gluttony: Monday, May 7 at 8 p.m. at Spiegelworld, Caesars Palace Las Vegas. A limited number of $300 tickets for this one-night-only event benefitting Three Square Food Bank are on sale now and can be purchased by emailing RSVP@spiegelworld.com or calling 702.749.5881 ext. 103.

 

About ABSINTHE
Proclaimed “The #1 Greatest Show in Las Vegas History” by Las Vegas Weekly, and named “Best Show” by Vegas SEVEN, the Las Vegas Review-Journal and more, ABSINTHE at Caesars Palace is an adults-only circus variety show featuring a cocktail of wild and outlandish acts in a theatre-in-the-round presentation. Audiences are treated to a night of imagination and excess, as the cast of eccentrics perform amazing feats of strength, balance, danger and unfathomable flexibility within mere feet of the audience surrounding the intimate stage. For tickets and more information, visit AbsintheVegas.com and connect with The Gazillionaire and his show on social media – @AbsintheVegas on Facebook, and @GazillionaireLV on Instagram and Twitter.

 

About Caesars Palace
World-renowned Las Vegas resort and a Top 10 “Best U.S. Casino” by USA TODAY 10BEST Readers’ Choice, Caesars Palace features 3,980 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the all-new Palace Tower featuring 10 new luxury villas, the 182-room Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace and Forbes Star Award-winning The Laurel Collection by Caesars Palace. The 85-acre resort offers diverse dining options from the award-winning Bacchanal Buffet, to celebrity chef-branded restaurants, including the newest additions Gordon Ramsay HELL’S KITCHEN and from Giada De Laurentiis, Pronto by Giada, as well as Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill, one of Nobu Matsuhisa’s largest Nobu Restaurant and Lounge, Restaurant Guy Savoy and MR CHOW. The resort also features nearly 130,000 square feet of casino space, including a recently renovated race and sports book boasting the largest screen on the Strip at 138 ft., a five-acre Garden of the Gods Pool Oasis, the luxurious Qua Baths & Spa, COLOR Salon by celebrity hairstylist Michael Boychuck, five wedding chapels and gardens, and the new 75,000-square-foot OMNIA Nightclub with the top DJs such as Calvin Harris, Kaskade and Zedd. The 4,300-seat Colosseum, Billboard Magazine’s Venue of the Decade, spotlights world-class entertainers including Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Reba, Brooks & Dunn and Jerry Seinfeld. The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace showcases more than 160 boutiques and restaurants. Caesars Palace is operated by Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR).  For more information, please visit caesarspalace.com. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter and Instagram.

 

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).

Three Square Food Bank, Walmart and Feeding America Launch “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign to Combat Hunger in Southern Nevada

Three Square Food Bank, Walmart and Feeding America Launch “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” Campaign to Combat Hunger in Southern Nevada

Throughout April, online acts of support, purchases of participating products and donations at Walmart registers can help Feeding America secure at least 200 million meals on behalf of local member food banks

She or he may be a distant relative or your next door neighbor, but chances are you know one of the estimated more than 279,000 people who struggle with food insecurity in Southern Nevada. From April 2 through April 30, Las Vegas residents can make a real difference in the lives of local individuals and families.

Walmart, Feeding America and Three Square kicked off the fifth annual nationwide “Fight Hunger. Spark Change.” campaign online and in stores today. Walmart and Feeding America are doubling their meal goal to help secure at least 200 million meals, increasing supplier participation to 14, and introducing the Walmart Credit Card as a new way for customers to get involved in the campaign. In another first, Walmart is uniting with social networking site, Nextdoor, to drive conversations in local communities across the nation on ways they can combat hunger.

“We are extremely grateful for our partnership with Walmart and their commitment to supporting Three Square in the fight against hunger in Southern Nevada,” said Three Square Food Bank President and CEO Brian Burton. “This campaign will help increase awareness about the issue of hunger in our community, allowing us to secure more local funds and ultimately provide more food to people in need in Southern Nevada. We hope people across the valley will take action and participate in the campaign.”

“In communities big and small across the country, there are families struggling with hunger,” said Kathleen McLaughlin, President of the Walmart Foundation and Chief Sustainability Officer for Walmart. “By working together during this campaign with our suppliers, customers and friends at Feeding America, we can help secure 200 million meals that will help those who need it most.”
Beginning today through April 30, Walmart is offering four ways that customers can get involved and fight hunger online, in-store and through social sharing to help secure meals for local food banks, including Three Square. Visit Walmart.com/fighthunger for further details.

 

 

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).

About Walmart
Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better – anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 270 million customers and members visit our more than 11,700 stores under 59 banners in 28 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2018 revenue of $500.3 billion, Walmart employs approximately 2.3 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.