Helping Kids Get Three Square Meals Over the Weekend
Over 20 million children participate in the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs to enjoy low-cost or free meals while in school. Approximately 16.5 million of those kids received their meals at no cost. But when Friday afternoon rolls around and school lets out for the weekend, many of these kids aren’t getting enough to eat at home. Fortunately, charitable organizations like the Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas are working tirelessly to make hunger a thing of the past, particularly for the youngest and most vulnerable.
A national model project, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with the gaming industry, businesses, non-profits, food distributors, UNLV, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and hundreds of volunteers to serve hope to the hungry of Southern Nevada. Among their many efforts is the “BackPack for Kids” program, which provides over 5,000 bags of kid-friendly, shelf-stable foods to children who lack adequate food over the weekend.
Attorneys and staff from Brownstein worked shoulder-to-shoulder with their counterparts from Las Vegas client Caesars Entertainment Corporation (then Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.) in filling the kids’ backpacks with nutritious food and snacks to eat over the weekend. Both Brownstein and Caesars are known for charitable work in their communities, but this was unique in that firm and client joined together at a single event. We applaud their participation and appreciate all clients who support important community causes.
This project is just one of the many community-based efforts organized through Brownstein’s Project Karma, a firm-wide initiative that provides volunteering opportunities for employees to give back in support of providing food, shelter, clothing and hope to those in need. Over 30 Karma Events were held in 2011. These included serving meals to the homeless in Albuquerque, collecting and delivering complete Thanksgiving meals to 60 families in Denver and harvesting fruit in local orchards in Santa Barbara.
For more information on Three Square Food Bank’s wide-ranging efforts to combat hunger in Southern Nevada, please visit www.threesquare.org.
To learn more about the impact Brownstein is making in our communities, please click for our 2011 Community Relations Report.
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