Three Square Food Bank announced today a $12,000 grant from The Darden Foundation to help provide hunger relief to Southern Nevadan families. In the wake of COVID-19, more than 447,000 valley residents are struggling with hunger, including more than 171,000 children. The funds will allow the food bank to continue providing support to individuals and families in need during these difficult times.
“Food insecurity was an issue in our community before the pandemic, and now it has been amplified— one in five people don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” said Brian Burton, president and CEO of Three Square. “Now more than ever, we continue to find new ways to feed our neighbors, especially our vulnerable populations such as children and seniors. With the incredible support provided by The Darden Foundation, we can provide 36,000 meals for those in need.”
Three Square, a member of the Feeding America® network, is one of 192 food banks to receive this funding from The Darden Foundation. It is projected that this grant will enable the food bank to fund several initiatives, including Golden Groceries, a program that provides healthy and supplemental groceries at no cost to food-insecure seniors.
The Darden Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity in communities across the United States. Their commitment to help is demonstrated through their partnership with Feeding America and their network of food banks across the nation. Local Darden Restaurants include Capital Grille and Yard House.
Feeding America has worked alongside The Darden Foundation for eight years in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to their ongoing support, the Feeding America network has been able to help provide even more meals to families in need.
To learn more about Three Square, visit www.threesquare.org.