January 30, 2023

Winter Fancy Food Show Exhibitors Donate 32,831 Pounds of Food to Southern Nevada Food Bank

Featuring more than 1,100 companies and thousands of products from around the world, the Specialty Food Association (SFA) Winter Fancy Food Show took place this past Jan. 15 to Jan. 17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. At the end of the show, exhibitors donated their surplus specialty food to Three Square Food Bank, Southern Nevada’s only food bank and largest hunger relief organization, serving four counties–Clark, Lincoln, Esmeralda and Nye.

“It’s a tradition for the Specialty Food Association to end its Fancy Food Shows with food rescue,” said Jennifer Carney, Director, Tradeshow Operations, for the SFA. “Our members looked forward to sharing their bounty with Three Square, an organization that works tirelessly to support people in their community.”

The donations of specialty foods and beverages included plant-based, meat and cheese products, confections, bread, coffee, tea, oils, vinegar, pasta, snacks and more.

“While one in seven Southern Nevadans is struggling with hunger, we are lucky to have consistent engagement from generous partners all over the country,” said Three Square Food Bank Interim President & CEO Michelle Beck. “With donations provided by the SFA Winter Fancy Food Show, we’re able to distribute additional meals to our neighbors in need. We appreciate their efforts as this level of support allows us to pursue a hunger-free community.”

The next Show, the Summer Fancy Food Show, will also have a food rescue component and will take place June 25-27at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. For more information, click here.


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