CREATED Nov. 22, 2012
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Nearly every single soup kitchen and food pantry in Southern Nevada gets it's food from Three Square. It makes Las Vegas a better place to live for the nearly 100,000 people who would otherwise go hungry each month.
People like Ardys Annette Bartholomew. "I don't know how many people think about it. You have food on the table. I was kind of like that. I never came across a homeless situation until I became homeless and saw how many people were out there and didn't know where the next meal was coming from."
When her husband died earlier this year, Ardys Bartholomew's income was slashed and rent became her priority. "I make sure when I get my check the first thing I pay is my rent. I don't want to be homeless again."
Today, Ardys says her meals come from Moses -- a soup kitchen run by a nearby Baptist church. And Moses gets nearly all of it's food from Three Square -- a massive warehouse that has become the central food distribution center in Southern Nevada.
Three Square CEO Brian Burton says, "Human need is daily. There is so much pressure families are under in this economy. We need to keep them in the forefront of our minds year round."
But right now is a great time to donate because corporate sponsors will double your money. So that people like Ardys can enjoy life and dream about ways she could one day give back.
"If I ever move back home and buy a lotto ticket they're the first on my list."
One dollar buys three meals. But thanks to corporate matches, 1 dollar now buys 6 meals. Click here
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