Although the U.S. is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, there are still a staggering number of Americans struggling with food insecurity. According to Feeding America, the largest hunger-relief organization in the U.S., in 2015 an estimated 1 in 8 Americans — 42 million people — were food insecure. This is no exception for Americans in the Greater Las Vegas Valley.
According to Three Square, Southern Nevada’s premier food bank, in 2015, 15.6 percent of the population of Clark County was food insecure. This equates to a meal gap of about 52 million meals. Many of those who are suffering from food insecurity are children, with about 117,000 Clark County children going hungry on a regular basis. These astonishing numbers make the need for charitable organizations that provide food assistance to hungry Southern Nevadans, like Three Square Food Bank, essential in our community. The widespread need for wholesome food for hungry people also means that food banks like Three Square rely on charitable donations from citizens in the community looking to give back.
Generous Donations Making A Difference
In an effort to provide as many meals to hungry Southern Nevadans as possible, Three Square teams up with affluent members of the community. For the last few years, Las Vegas personal injury attorney, Adam Kutner, has made a series of generous donations to Three Square. This year, Kutner was excited to make one of his largest contributions yet.
Kutner’s $2,000 donation to Three Square is a giant step in the effort to feed those in need. The money from the 2017 donation should provide roughly 6,000 meals to those who are currently going hungry in Southern Nevada. The donation will help provide food assistance to residents in Clark, Lincoln, Nye, and Esmeralda Counties. Three square’s efforts extend well beyond food banking to include food rescue and providing ready-to-eat meals as a balanced food solution for Southern Nevada. Three Square’s charitable endeavors would not be possible without the generosity of people like Kutner.
Helping Nevada One Donation At A Time
Adam Kutner, the leading Las Vegas personal injury attorney, wanted a way to give back to local causes that he felt passionate about. This desire led him to create an organization that would provide both time and resources to charitable organizations to allow them to further help those in need. Kutner’s initiative, Adam Kutner Cares, is dedicated to partnering with organizations in Las Vegas that are committed to making a difference in the lives of members of the community.
As a longtime advocate for the Las Vegas homeless and hungry population, Kutner considers his partnership with Three Square to be one of his most important. Kutner’s donations coupled with the inspiring efforts of Three Square Food Bank have impacted the lives of many community residents.
“Las Vegas is my home, and it’s my responsibility to help improve the community as much as I can,” Kutner said. “I enjoy helping those I can, and also feel an obligation to contribute to improve the lives of those who live in Las Vegas.”