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Three Square Food Bank Offers Resources to Feed the Hungry During the Pandemic

Plus a Turkey-Thon Thanksgiving Food Drive benefits HELP of Southern Nevada

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The warehouse at Three Square Food Bank
Three Square Food Bank [Official Site]

LAS VEGAS — With the holidays approaching, Three Square Food Bank continues to offer free food through one-time pop-up sites, drive-thru sites, and walk-in pantries located across Southern Nevada. The nonprofit’s site hours and days of operation vary, and a complete list of food distribution sites can be found online. Walk-ups are not permitted at drive-thru sites and individuals must remain in their vehicles to pick up food. Those 60 years of age and older who need food assistance can call 702-765-4030 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. to speak with an advocate, who can determine which program, service, or resource is best for them. Advocates can also assess seniors for SNAP, the federal government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and provide information on nearby pantries that are dedicated to seniors or home delivery for those who qualify. The 2020 Feeding America Map the Meal Gap study revealed a significant increase in food insecurity across Southern Nevada. Before the coronavirus pandemic, the study estimated the food insecurity rate at one in eight individuals, and that number rose to one in five. One in three children are now living in a food-insecure household. [EaterWire]

LAS VEGAS — The 97.1-FM The Point (KXPT) holds its annual Turkey-Thon Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit HELP of Southern Nevada virtually this year to provide Las Vegas families in need with a Thanksgiving meal while upholding local health and safety standards. The community is encouraged to go online or text 2020TURKEY to 76278 to donate. All donations will be used to purchase frozen turkeys and non-perishable food items, such as canned vegetables, instant mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and stuffing mix. The virtual Turkey-Thon contributions support the nonprofit’s holiday assistance program that provides more than 800 Las Vegas families with a complete Thanksgiving meal. Turkey-Thon donations will be accepted through November 23. [EaterWire]

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