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.
- Please contact Ryan Widdis at 702.644.3663 ext. 317 or email@example.com for more information.
- Host a Hunger Action Month fundraiser event at a business, bar or restaurant.
- Contact Kari Goldberg at 702.644.3663 ext. 332 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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).