Hunger Action Month with Three Square
Las Vegas Food Banks
Three Square Food Bank is taking the fight against hunger to the airwaves and internet during Hunger Action Month this September in an effort to help the one in six valley residents who are food insecure.
The 2021 Feeding America Map the Meal Gap study revealed that food insecurity in Southern Nevada remains above pre-pandemic levels. Nearly 364,000 valley residents don’t know where their next meal is coming from, including more than 131,000 children.
“We invite you to join us this Hunger Action Month in raising awareness about the issue of hunger in our community,” said Three Sqeare Food Bank President and CEO Brian Burton. “And, even though COVID-19 rages on exacerbating food insecurity across Southern Nevada, we will not allow the eirus to undermine our efforts to safely feed hungry people. There are so many ways to get involved, from volunteering and donating to running your own virtual food drive. Thanks to steadfast community partners like Audacy and Lotus, we are expanding our fight even further – and across radio airwaves – giving Las Vegans more opportunities to help throughout the month of September!”
Southern Nevada residents can support Three Square during Hunger Action Month with the following:
Fill the Plate Community-wide Virtual Food Drive Presented by Boyd Gaming
Throughout the month of September, those in a position to donate can contribute to Three Square’s Fill the Plate community-wide virtual food drive, presented by Boyd Gaming. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit’s efforts to combat food insecurity. For every dollar donated, Three Square can provide up to three meals for a neighbor in need. You can help to fill the plate by making a donation at www.threesquare.org/ham.
Three Square is one step closer to a hunger-free community thanks to the following sponsors: Boyd Gaming Corporation, MSTS – Nevada National Security Site, JP Morgan Chase Bank, Rimini Street, NRG Energy, Inc. and Desert Produce Sales.
Audacy’s 4 Corners Food Drive, Sept. 16-17
Three Square is teaming up with Audacy’s KMXB-94.1 FM, KXQQ-100.5 FM and KXNT-840 AM to fight hunger across the valley with the entirely virtual “4 Corners Food Drive.”
Happening 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 16 and Friday, Sept. 17, the two-day, live, on-air effort will feature surprise guests and Three Square staff and donors, all while rallying community members to take part by texting “FOOD” to 243725 or donating to Audacy’s 4 Corners Food Drive online at www.threesquare.org/ham.
As part of the 4 Corners Food Drive, Las Vegans are also encouraged to wear orange – the color representing hunger –on Hunger Action Day (Friday, Sept. 17) to raise awareness of food insecurity in Southern Nevada.
KOMP Radiothon, Sept. 30
On Thursday, Sept. 30, t0 close out Hunger Action Month, KOMP 92.3 The Rock Station will broadcast live from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The radiothon will feature interviews with Three Square representatives and volunteers, as well as a few surprise guests. Those interested in donating are encouraged to visit www.threesquare.org/ham and give to KOMP Radiothon.
During September and throughout the year, local businesses, faith-based organizations and other groups give back by partnering with Three Square to host events and offer unique promotions that benefit the nonprofit. A full list of events happening during Hunger Action Month and beyond is available at www.threesquare.org.
For those interested in volunteering or hosting their own virtual food drive during Hunger Action Month, visit www.threesquare.org/ham.