The reduction in SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program) benefits couldn’t come at a worse time. With the holidays looming and families whose budgets are already stretched thin, some were relying on SNAP to get them through what is suppose to be a joyous season. Fortunately, we as a community can help those who are not so fortunate by donating what we can. Local businesses and charities are doing their part by hosting various food drives benefiting non-for-profits such as Three Square and the Las Vegas Rescue Mission. If you’d like to help, Recess has a list of drives being held around the valley:
Winder Farms, a premier grocery home delivery company operating in Southern Nevada, invites customers to once again help families during the holiday season with an annual turkey drive to benefit Three Square Food Bank. From Nov. 1 – Dec. 31 customers can donate by simply clicking on “Donate a Turkey to the Food Bank” then “Add to Next delivery” during their regular online shopping. The cost of the turkey will be added to the customer’s next bill and Winder Farms will deliver the turkey to Three Square Food bank. What a great way to help struggling families this Thanksgiving!
The Las Vegas Rescue Mission is currently having their annual food drive which started October 1st and ends December 31st. Donations of canned food and other non-parishable food items will help thousands of families this coming holiday season and into 2014. Go to their site for a list of the drop sites which are located all over the Vegas Valley.
Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences will be running a food drive benefiting Three Square Food Bank throughout the month of November at the Aliante, Green Valley, and Summerlin locations. Donate cans of food to receive a percentage off a service or product. Sounds fabulous!
My alma mater started the UNLV Cares Pantry in hopes of helping the UNLV community during these tough economic times. Their next fundraiser will be held at Miller’s Las Vegas Ale House located in Town Square on November 18th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. Come for the music and awesome door prizes and give because it feels good to do so. Silent auction items will include Tom Brady’s signed jersey and signed pictures from Katy Perry.
Join the stars of the Las Vegas Strip in ending holiday hunger! On November 12th and 13th, celebrities from the Strip will entertain us in the 5th Annual Help Fight Holiday Hunger Radiothon. All you need to do is call in with your monetary donations which will benefit Three Square.