Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, 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 30 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of more than 25 million meals – per year to more than 600 Program Partners. Three Square is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks. For additional information visit www.threesquare.org.
Habitat for Humanity’s vision is simple: A world where everyone has a decent place to live. Since its founding in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller, Habitat for Humanity International has built and rehabilitated more than 350,000 homes with families in need, becoming a true world leader in addressing the issues of poverty housing. They bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope.
Habitat affiliates around the world follow the same basic model – volunteers work with future homeowners to build or renovate houses, which are then sold to partner families at no profit, with no interest charged on the mortgage. The money from the sale of each house goes into a revolving fund to support future building projects.
“Habitat has successfully removed the stigma of charity by substituting it with a sense of partnership. The people who will live in the homes work side by side with the volunteers, so they feel very much that they are on an equal level.” – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
The Community Food Bank of New Jersey’s mission is to fight hunger and poverty in New Jersey by assisting those in need and seeking long-term solutions. It began when founder, President and CEO, Kathleen DiChiara began distributing groceries out of the trunk of her car in 1975 and began the food bank within months.
Now they distrubute 40 million pounds of food per year to more than 1000 non-profit programs and are a member of the NJ Federation of Food Banks and of Feeding America, the nation’s largest network of food banks. Each year they and their partners feed more than 900,000 hungry people through emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, senior feeding programs, shelters, and after school programs.