‘Godfather of Sustainability’ helps Three Square combat senior hunger
Food had an extra added pinch of celebrity flavor when famed Chef Rick Moonen helped serve meals recently as part of Three Square food bank’s efforts to combat senior hunger at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10047 near North Las Vegas.
Moonen, who formerly operated two restaurants at the Shoppes at Mandalay Place, joined his wife, Roni, to dish out dinner at the VFW on Las Vegas Boulevard North to approximately 200 veterans ages 60 and older.
This time Moonen wasn’t in the kitchen, but on the serving line, as part of the food bank’s new partnership with the VFW to assist more than 26,000 seniors across the valley who need food assistance. As part of the effort, the VFW hosts weekly community dinners, with meals prepared on-site by Three Square’s executive chef and culinary team.
Moonen, a member of Three Square’s culinary council known as “The Godfather of Sustainability,” has worked with the food bank since its founding in 2007, and notably donated his prize money from Bravo’s Top Chef Masters to the organization.