CCBA Volunteer Days at Three Square

Clark County Bar Association Making a Difference in the Community by Serving at Three Square

By Paul Lal

On Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., members of the bar are invited to attend CCBA Volunteer Day at Three Square hosted by CCBA’s Community Service Committee. Volunteers will lend a helping hand in the warehouse at Three Square Food Pantry for individuals who receive meal assistance and mobile pantries. For details about this event, see listing in CCBA Event Calendar (click image for link).

On Saturday morning, January 27, 2018, and as a community service outreach on behalf of the Clark County Bar Association (CCBA), 27 members and friends of the CCBA donated their time and energy by volunteering at Three Square. Three Square is southern Nevada’s only food bank providing food assistance to residents of Clark, Lincoln, Nye, and Esmeralda Counties. Three Square networks with approximately 1,600 community partners, including non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools, and after-school and feeding sites in southern Nevada to reach struggling individuals and families who are at risk of hunger. During its last fiscal year, Three Square distributed more than 36 million meals in southern Nevada.

The event was organized by CCBA’s Community Service Committee and was directed toward feeding school children in our community living in food-insecure homes.

According to Three Square, inadequate nutrition in childhood has been shown to have a debilitating effect on a child’s cognitive function, often leading to underperformance in school and lower academic achievement. In addition, children who live in food-insecure homes experience 2 to 4 times more health problems than children who do not experience hunger.

At the event, CCBA volunteers served in sorting, cleaning, and sanitizing food bins utilized to hold and transport Kids Café® meals for children. Kids Café® meals are healthy meals served after school to children who do not have regular access to a nutritious evening meal at home. The food items served in Kids Café® meals regularly include kid-friendly fruits, vegetables, and proteins. Approximately 40,000 Kids Café® meals per week are served to children in southern Nevada.

In just around 2 hours of service, CCBA volunteers sorted, cleaned, and sanitized an amount of food bins capable of holding and transporting 16,000 Kids Café® meals.

Volunteers participating at the CCBA Volunteer Day at Three Square included:

  • Justice Lidia S. Stiglich
  • Steph Abbott
  • Natalie Algeyer
  • Brett Bettinger
  • Shilah Bettinger
  • Brian Blaylock
  • Devyn Blaylock
  • Alicia Exley
  • Alyssa Fuller
  • Chantel Fullilove
  • Derek Hatch
  • Maili Hatch
  • Paul Lal
  • Lisa Le
  • Christina Moine
  • Joann Moine
  • Will Moine
  • Allyson Noto
  • Jessie Papperman
  • Adam Smith
  • Claudia Smith
  • Rosa Solis-Rainey
  • Breane Stryker
  • Laura Stubberud
  • Angelina Torres
  • Anissa Vance
  • Kyle Wyant

Each of the volunteers I spoke with found the experience at Three Square to be an enjoyable one, and expressed interest in returning to assist Three Square in the future. One volunteer in particular related that the event was a great way to spend a brief part of a Saturday to help children in need in our community. I am certain I can speak for all of the CCBA participants that volunteering at Three Square was a very gratifying experience which served to positively impact the lives of many children in our community in a tangible and meaningful way.

The CCBA Community Service Committee is planning on holding more events at Three Square in 2018. I hope you will join us at a future CCBA sponsored Three Square event. 

Paul Lal is a partner at Boies Schiller Flexner LLP. Paul concentrates his practice on commercial transactions and business advisory work. Paul also volunteers with the CCBA’s Community Service Committee.