LAS VEGAS, NV – Today, U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) joined representatives from Three Square and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada to hear directly from them regarding their response to the pandemic and their ideas on how the federal government could help meet their program needs.
“During this public health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19, Three Square and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada have become the only sources of food for many Nevadans,” said Senator Rosen. “Food insecurity is a real concern for nearly half a million families in the Silver State in need of food assistance, and the coronavirus outbreak has put an extreme strain on the community’s biggest providers of donated meals. I was glad to join both organizations today for an important conversation on how we address this critical issue. I will continue working in Congress to get critical support and resources to those most in need.”
BACKGROUND: Three Square works with a service network of community partners to reach struggling individuals and families at risk of hunger. In 2019, they distributed more than 41 million meals throughout Nevada.
The Food Bank of Northern Nevada provides emergency food services to families through a network of more than 145 partner agencies in a 90,000 square mile service area throughout northern Nevada and the eastern slope of the sierra in California. These organizations serve more than 91,000 people each month, almost half of whom are children and seniors.