Wranglers Fans Donate Over 2.5 Tons of Food to Three Square Food Bank

Wranglers goaltender Mitch O’Keefe stops a shot from the Thunder
Over two weekend games on Nov. 2 and 3, Las Vegas Wranglers fans donated more than 5,000 pounds of non-perishable food to Three Square Food Bank during the fourth annual “Fill The Mayflower” food drive (Pictured: Wranglers goaltender Mitch O’Keefe stops a shot from the Thunder – photo courtesy of IIA Photography)

A total of 5,290 pounds of food were collected by Three Square Food Bank volunteers set up outside Orleans Arena over the weekend, filling a big chunk of the Mayflower’s capacity. This season’s donations set a new high, surpassing the original 4,070 pounds of food donated in the first event in 2009. Since then, Wranglers fans have gifted more than 15,500 pounds of various food donations to Three Square Food Bank.

Three Square was established to end hunger in the valley by providing wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit organizations that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans in need. A national model project inspired by Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with the gaming industry, businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the CCSD, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 24 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of nearly 18 million meals – per year to more than 600 Program Partners including non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information, visit www.threesquare.org.

Hunger Facts:

  • One out of six households in Nevada struggle with hunger (is food-insecure)
  • Three Square, through their program partners, serves more than 100,000 men, women, children and seniors each and every month
  • 50% of Clark County School District students were enrolled in the free and reduced price meal program (more than 150,000 students) in the 2011-12 school year

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