Three Square Food Bank
“Million Dollar Quartet” at Harrah’s for 3 Square Food Bank #Spoontember and Hunger Action Month.
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015|2 a.m.
Three Square Food Bank Spoontember
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Cast members of “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas for Three Square Food Bank #Spoontember and Cravings Action Month.
Lance Bass and good friends for 3 Square Food Bank #Spoontember and Appetite Action Month.
Paula Pettit’s pet Chloe for 3 Square Food Bank #Spoontember and Hunger Action Month.
3 Square Food Bank is observing the seventh-annual Hunger Action Month, an initiative to raise awareness of cravings and motivate the public to sign up with the work to end it.
Companies and individuals are revealing their assistance through grants, contributions, occasions, volunteerism and social media campaigns to help the 1 in 6 who face appetite in America, including more than 305,000 here in Southern Nevada.
Today is Spoontember, aka “Go Orange Day,” and Southern Nevada locals are encouraged to support Three Square by participating in #Spoontember, a social media activation to engage the public and raise awareness of hunger and the 49 million Americans who have no idea where they’ll find their next dish.
#Spoontember fans can share an orange spoon selfie on their social networks accounts tagging @ThreeSquareLV and #Spoontember.
Looking for orange spoons? Cheeky, a paper and plastic tableware business, is selling orange tablewares at all Target shops in September, with earnings benefitting Feeding America, the nationwide food bank network that consists of 3 Square.
Appetite Action Month occasions
The Linq Promenade will go orange today as Flour & & Barley Brick Oven Pizza, Chayo Mexican Kitchen, O’Sheas Gambling establishment, Squeeze Fresh Cocktails, Person Fieri’s Vegas Kitchen and Bar and 3535 serve special menu products with earnings benefitting 3 Square. The High-stakes gambler will be lit orange to commemorate the day and raise awareness.
UNLV football fans can make sure a rebel triumph over UNR off the field by contributing to the UNLV vs. UNR virtual food drive. The winner will be revealed after the huge video game Oct. 3. To contribute, go to ThreeSquare.org, click the “Provide Now” button on the homepage, fill in donor info, and in the “Comments” field consist of “UNLV” or “Rebels.”
Three Square Culinary Council members this month will volunteer in the community kitchen. The council will make dishes for 3 Square’s Kids Cafe, which provides meals to kids in after-school enrichment programs.
Neighborhood collaborations and initiatives
Locally possessed and operated Tortillas Inc. is doing its part to “Chip Away Hunger.” This month and October, proceeds from specifically significant bundles of Tortillas Inc. items will benefit 3 Square. Tortillas Inc. products can be discovered at Albertsons, 7-11, Cardenas Markets, Fresh & & Easy, Haggen, La Bonita, Mariana’s, Sprouts, Wal-Mart and more. For a list of places, go to TortillasInc.com.
Through the end of September, Smith’s Food & & Medication Stores shoppers can “Put It Forward” by contributing $1, $3 or $5 at checkout to supply nutrient-rich milk to Las Vegas households. Contributions also are gathered at BringHopeToTheTable.com/ PourItForward.
For the second year, Nevada Public Radio is supporting Three Square prior to and throughout its fall subscription project. When listeners re-up or become brand-new members at $100 or more and select the “social good” alternative, instead of receiving a traditional “thank you,” the Bennett Household Foundation and AARP Nevada will contribute to Three Square. The objective is to supply 80,000 dishes in Southern Nevada.
The Mayors of Southern Nevada, Weight Watchers of Las Vegas and 3 Square join together to challenge Las Vegas kids to embrace healthy breakfast routines. Get involved in the Great Breakfast Obstacle by delighting in breakfast time with family, good friends and co-workers; talking about how breakfast affects alertness and physical well-being; and sharing images on social networks making use of #GreatBreakfastChallenge.
For the 4th successive year, Bank of America is partnering with Feeding America to eliminate appetite. For every single dollar donated to Three Square throughout Feeding America’s “Offer a Dish” project Sept. 1-Dec. 31, the Bank of America Charitable Structure will provide $2 more.
In honor of Appetite Action Month, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Anthem Insurance coverage and Feeding America, Three Square will be able to offer produce to a mobile pantry Wednesday, Sept. 16. More than 40 percent of 3 Square’s food distribution is produce.
For more on Three Square’s Hunger Action Month, making a donation and to get more information about volunteer opportunities, go to ThreeSquare.org. Happy #Spoontember!
Don Chareunsy is the Las Vegas Sun’s entertainment and luxury senior editor and has been a journalist for almost 20 years.
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Three Square Food Bank
4190 N. Pecos Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89115