LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Three Square Food Bank had some help kicking off their 4th annual food drive "Fill the Plate" food drive on Thursday.
Mayors from three Southern Nevada cities were on hand for the event, along with Las Vegas valley EMTs, firefighters and police officers.
Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman was at the event and says, "Get out and do your part! We need to take care of each other."
Below is a list of items that the food bank says they need most:
- Meat and high-protein: Canned meat, canned tuna, canned ham, canned salmon, canned stew, canned spam, peanut butter, canned soups, rice, beans, canned chili
- Canned fruits and vegetables
- Breads and cereals: Boxed cereal, oatmeal, flour, shelf-stable meal stretchers (instant mashed potatoes, mac and cheese)
- Personal hygiene: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, bar soap, deodorant, shaving products
- Baby products: Diapers, baby wipes. We do accept baby formula; however, it must have a 90+ day shelf life
- Paper cleaning items: Toilet paper, paper towels, plastic storage bags (baggies/Ziploc bags), disposable eating utensils
- Allergy-friendly products: Soy, almond and rice milk, gluten-free canned/boxed soups, rice pasta, gluten-free mac and cheese, rice cereal, alternative nut butters (almond, sunflower, cashew and walnut)
In addition to non-perishable food donations, you can also donate money.
September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign to bring awareness to the hunger crisis.
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