Three Square food bank

From left, National Associate of Convenience Stores (NACS) Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives Jeff Lenard, Tyson Foods Vice President of Sales Mark Purvis, Southwest Regional Director, Corporate Affairs for Kroger Marsha Gilford and Three Square President and CEO Brian Burton pose for a photo during an event to publicize the NACS and Tyson Foods’ donation of 35,000 pounds of protein to Three Square Wednesday, October 10, 2018. (Sam Morris/Las Vegas News Bureau)

Thanks to the generosity of Tyson Foods, Inc. and the National Association of Convenience Stores — which just wrapped its annual NACS Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center —Three Square food bank will be bolstered in their effort to feed the hungry of Southern Nevada.

On Oct. 10, Tyson and the NACS teamed to donate a “truckload of protein” to Three Square totaling 3,500 pounds, which roughly amounts to 140,000 servings that Three Square will be able to provide to families and individuals struggling with hunger.

“We truly believe that ‘C-store’ doesn’t just stand for convenience store — it also stands for community store,” said Jeff Lenard, vice president of strategic industry initiatives for NACS, in a statement. “We are proud to join Tyson Foods in supporting the Las Vegas community that we call home this week during the NACS show in Las Vegas.”

And Brian Burton, president and CEO of Three Square, said that “no one in our community should ever have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. This donation will provide a valuable protein boost to the individuals who rely on Three Square.”

Partnering with Feeding America, Share Our Strength and Lift Up America, Tyson has donated more than 100 million pounds of protein in the United States since 2000.   “In this community alone, Three Square served more than 37 million meals last year,” said Mark Purvis, Tyson’s vice president of convenience sales. “We’re honored to support those extraordinary efforts.”

 

 

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