More than 600 people receive donated food at temporary donation site, more than previous week

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — More than 100 cars were in line before dawn at a temporary food distribution site Thursday morning. Organizers were able to give out more food than they did a week ago.

Last Thursday when the site opened, food was given to 432 vehicles, this Thursday, food was handed out to 600 vehicles.

The temporary site, which will be open every Thursday at 7 a.m., is the result of a partnership between Three Square Food Bank and Wells Fargo and is located at 6110 W. Cheyenne Avenue, near Jones Boulevard.

“Food insecurity is at an all-time high in Southern Nevada due to the COVID-19 pandemic – more than 447,000 people, including one in three children, don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” said Three Square Food Bank President and CEO Brian Burton. “Thanks to the Wells Fargo Drive-Up Food Bank, Three Square can deliver even more food – one of life’s most basic essentials – to community members in need.”

The temporary donation site will continue every Thursday until Sept. 24.

Organizers say in order to get the food donation, you may want to arrive early and get in line.

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