News – Lexicon Bank Partners With Three Square Food Bank

November 17, 2020   |   Written By Lexicon Bank
News – Lexicon Bank Partners With Three Square Food Bank

LEXICON BANK PARTNERS WITH THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK TO PROVIDE MEALS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES FACING FOOD-INSECURITY IN SOUTHERN NEVADA

The Community-Chartered Banking Partner Will Donate 7,500 Meals and Volunteer At A Distribution Site To Pack Groceries For Three Square Clients.

LAS VEGAS, November 17, 2020 — This month, Lexicon Bank proudly partners with Three Square Food Bank to support families and individuals facing food insecurity across Southern Nevada. As its  November Community Spotlight, Lexicon Bank has donated a total of 7,500 meals and will volunteer at a distribution site to pack groceries for Three Square clients to take home.

Lexicon Bank’s commitment to giving back to the Las Vegas community is not only through volunteerism, but through leadership too. Lexicon Bank Board Member, Diana Bennett, has been actively involved with Three Square since its inception in 2007, serving as board chair, volunteer, donor and lead organizer of Fashion for Three Square, an annual event that has contributed over $10 million to childhood nutrition programs.

“Giving back to the community is a core belief that’s ingrained in the Lexicon Bank organization between staff, executive leadership, and board members,” said Diana Bennett, Board Member of Lexicon Bank. “Non-profits are an important part of building up the community and I’m proud to work with Lexicon Bank to implement their ongoing community initiatives, especially one that is so dear to my heart.”

Three Square Food Bank’s mission is to provide wholesome food to hungry people, while passionately pursuing a hunger-free community. They combine food banking (warehousing canned and boxed goods), food rescue (obtaining surplus or unused meats, bread, dairy and produce from hospitality and grocery outlets) and ready-to-eat meals to be the most complete food solution for Southern Nevada. With the help of an extensive network of volunteers across Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark Counties, Three Square is able to reach struggling individuals and families at risk of hunger. In 2019, they distributed more than 41 million meals, the equivalent of more than 50 million pounds of food and grocery products, thanks to the generous support of their community partners.

A recent report by Feeding America concludes that in Clark County, the rates grew from 12.8 percent in 2018 to a projected 20 percent in 2020, adding up to over 447,000 Southern Nevadans struggling with hunger. That growth reflects the number of households in the state receiving benefits from SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The Nevada Division of Welfare and Supportive Services also reported that at the start of COVID-related shutdowns in March, it saw a 400 percent increase in applications from the previous year.

In normal times, Three Square would have 200 volunteers operating between locations, however, due to the restrictions posed by the coronavirus, the number of volunteers shrunk while food insecurity soared throughout the region. To maintain momentum and rebuild its sturdy base of volunteers, Three Square is hosting drive-thru food distributions to accommodate social distancing. Volunteers are encouraged to help pack the groceries and load them into the trunk of each client's vehicle, keeping all participants as safe as possible. With the support of businesses and organizations across the region, like Lexicon Bank, Three Square is able to reach struggling individuals and families at risk of hunger and support its vision to create a hunger-free community.

Lexicon Bank’s partnership with Three Square Food Bank is a part of its Community Spotlight program, a monthly initiative that highlights local non-profit organizations that are making a difference in the Southern Nevada community.

Lexicon Bank will pack groceries for Three Square clients at Dorothy Eisenberg Elementary School on Wednesday, November 18th from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. PT.

Dorothy Eisenberg Elementary School is located at 7770 W. Delhi Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89129.

Visit lexiconbank.com to learn more on ways to get involved.

ABOUT LEXICON BANK

Founded in 2019, Lexicon Bank is Nevada’s community-focused banking partner. Lexicon Bank provides private, personal, comprehensive banking services to business and personal banking customers, placing an emphasis on creating and nurturing a long-term relationship. By providing personalized services to all customers, Lexicon Bank helps to foster Southern Nevada’s economy and community – ultimately helping to grow the Las Vegas local business economy. The bank is redefining banking as it should be in the Las Vegas Valley and Southern Nevada by creating a private bank for small businesses no matter the size. Lexicon Bank is located in Tivoli Village at 330 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 150. The bank is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and can be reached by phone at (702) 780-7700 or online at lexiconbank.com. Lexicon Bank is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

Follow us on social media at @lexiconbank on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and on Facebook at facebook.com/LexiconBank/.

ABOUT THREE SQUARE FOOD BANK

Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to nonprofit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, nonprofit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively work together to serve those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 41 million meals – the equivalent of more than 50 million pounds of food and grocery product – per year through a network of community partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit threesquare.org. For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit Facebook and follow them on Instagram and Twitter (@threesquarelv).


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