Three Square Food Bank Announces Changes to Food Distribution Sites
Three Square Food Bank has announced changes to its food distributions sites.
Beginning July 15, three casino-based sites will shift distributions to once per week. The food distribution at Fiesta Henderson (777 West Lake Mead Parkway) will now take place at 7 a.m. every Tuesday. July 15 is the last Thursday distribution.
In partnership with Boyd Gaming Corporation, the food distribution at Eastside Cannery (5255 Boulder Highway) has been extended. Staring July 23, distribution will now take place at 9 a.m. every Friday. July 21 is the last Wednesday distribution.
Starting July 27, the food distribution at Texas Station (2101 Texas Star Lane) will be held at 8 a.m. every Tuesday. July 22 is the last Thursday distribution.
Additionally, distributions will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturdays in July at the following locations:
· July 17 – C.T. Sewell Elementary School (700 East Lake Mead Parkway) and Jim Thorpe Elementary School (1650 Patrick Lane)
· July 24 – Robert Taylor Elementary School (144 Westminster Way)
Beginning in August, recurring distributions will take place at 8 a.m. every Saturday, excluding the fifth Saturday of the month or holidays, at the following locations:
· First Saturday of the month – Robert Taylor Elementary School
· Second Saturday of the month – C.T. Sewell Elementary School
· Third Saturday of the month – Jim Thorpe Elementary School and Galloway Elementary School (701 Skyline Road)
· Fourth Saturday of the month – Edna Hinman Elementary School (450 East Merlayne Drive)
All sites will remain open while supplies last. A full list of food distribution sites and operating hours is available at www.threesquare.org/help. The map and list are updated in real-time to ensure the most current information is available.
Valley residents in need of food assistance are encouraged to visit the drive-thru sites but must remain in their vehicles.
About Three Square Food Bank
Three Square is Southern Nevada’s only food bank and largest hunger relief organization, serving Las Vegas and all of Clark, Lincoln, Esmeralda and Nye counties. Since opening in 2007, Three Square has provided more than 385 million pounds of food to hundreds of thousands of people in need and earned a reputation as one of the most efficient and effective food banks in the country. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, Three Square immediately implemented a disaster response plan to answer sudden school and business closures, drastic declines in retail food donations, social distancing limitations on volunteer efforts, reduced on-site staff support, and the need for low-contact food distributions. Within days, Three Square had increased food distribution by 250,000 meals a week and increased the capacity of its Call Center to refer Southern Nevadans to available food resources, social services, and unemployment benefits. While Three Square’s COVID-19 relief efforts have superseded regular programs and operations for the foreseeable future, it is more committed than ever to its mission of providing wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. If you or someone you know needs food assistance, or wants to learn more about Three Square’s vision of a community where no one is hungry, please connect at threesquare.org, Facebook (@ThreeSquareFoodBank), Instagram (threesquarelv) and Twitter (@threesquarelv).