Today I was privileged to be a part of a great day of service at the Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas. I’ve there been before for fundraising and chef events but today I was going to work and serve.
Three Square believes that “Together, we can feed everyone.” Three Square is Southern Nevada’s only food bank providing food assistance to the residents in many of the counties surrounding the Las Vegas Valley. Since about 2007 they’ve been providing food to those in need for our community. This is made possible with a lot of help from the community too. Food isn’t a luxury but is a necessity of life. I love both gardening and cooking and have been doing so since I was a little girl. I think that’s why this charity is so near and dear to my heart.
I am on the Activities Committee over service for my church, where we’re always looking for a way to make a difference in our community. Today we had our Day of Service where we came together as a group at Three Square and had a wonderful time giving back. It felt great! Here is what we did…
Our AWESOME team of volunteers contributed our time during this service project and prepared product for 3,000 BackPack bags for kids, bagged produce and boxed groceries for 1,700 seniors, prepared product and assembled groceries for 500 needy families, packed 7,200 pounds of food boxes for individuals and packed 17,000 pounds of corn for individuals who are food insecure and hungry in our community. All in one morning! We were there for a few hours but I honestly felt like we were only there for 15 minutes because we were having so much fun and serving others. It didn’t feel like work at all.
Three Square currently provides more than 34 million pounds of food and grocery product, the equivalent of more than 28 million meals, per year to nearly 600 Program Partners including non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. They appreciate all of their wonderful volunteers that help to make it all possible and vow to end hunger in our community. If our small group of about 100 people today could do this much good in this little time, just imagine how much good could be done if everyone gathered a group and served one another. It takes a village, and today I was happy to be part of a great one! Do you participate in service projects in your community too? What is your favorite way to serve?