LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Grocery stores across the valley have been limiting the number of supplies in wake of the coronavirus outbreak. But Three Square food bank wants you to know if you are need of food it is fully stocked up on supplies.
Larry Scott, the chief operating officer at Three Square says, "It's business as usual at three square. We continue to get food donated to us at the same level that we have previously prior to the announcement of the virus... The hoarding is not mostly involving food today. Hoarding is involving more household supplies and cosmetics which only represents a small portion of the supplies we distribute.
Scott says thankfully the coronavirus outbreak hasn't affected their operations as much. "As far as the impact goes we have a very very small cancellation of volunteer sign ups we expect and respect that some will withhold their services for the time being."
Staff and volunteers are taking extra precaution and increased sanitation measures.
Scott wants the everyone to know in this time of crisis, if you're hungry, there's a pantry near you.
"If there's as many as 272,000 food insecure people in our community. That number has maintained through viruses or not and so the demand is always extraordinarily high."
Three Square supplies food to 180 food pantries in the Las Vegas area. To find one near you, go to ThreeSquare.org and click "Get food." Type in your zip code and a map will show you the nearest pantry in your area.
For the older people in our community who may not be able to get around as easy, Three Square launched has a "Golden Groceries" initiative to help address senior hunger issues in the valley. That program includes home delivered groceries if needed. Just call Three Square at 702 644-3663 or go to its website for more information.