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Station Casinos recently presented a check for $100,000 to Three Square Food Bank to help feed the needy here in the Las Vegas valley during the upcoming holiday season.

The official presentation of the check capped off “Hunger Action Month” during September, and the money is earmarked for Three Square’s “BackPack For Kids” initiative, “which ensures low-income students receive healthy food during weekends and long breaks from school.” You can learn more about Three Square’s many programs that help feed kids in our community by clicking here.

The “BackPack For Kids” was initiated in 2008. Low-income CCSD students receive a back pack full of about five pounds of shelf-stable food items like “juice, milk, fruit cups, cereal bars, crackers, pudding, cereal and entrees.” A hundred grand will certainly go a long way in helping to fill lots of those backpacks in the coming months.

Station Casinos properties and employees have been collecting donations for this check presentation which took place on Tuesday September 27th. The local gaming and entertainment’s Chief Operating Officer, Bob Finch, donated the large check to Three Square Food Bank’s Director of Development, Kate Hibbard Gaines. 

It is nice to see one of our local casino groups giving back to our community in a big way. Click on if you would like to make a direct donation to this worthy local organization.


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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.


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Who doesn’t love cheap eats?

Let us rephrase this. Who doesn’t love a cheap meal that tastes amazing?

As inflation creeps up, finding cheap eats is getting more and more difficult.

According to a recent report by the Associated Press, the Federal Reserve is expected to announce one of the largest interest hikes since 1994.

This is a bigger increase than previously projected, according to the AP, and is a signal that “the central bank is struggling to restrain stubbornly high inflation.”

Along with this, the cost of food has shot up, which means that everything in the supply chain will feel the affects from it. And trust us, our regular orders at our go-to places have increased in price! Consumers have also changed their shopping habits, especially at the grocery store, due to rising inflation, according to CNBC.

Plus, people are getting more concerned about food prices. In a survey conducted by The Harris Poll and Alpha Foods, 90% of Americans are concerned about food prices.

Prices of the foundations in the food pyramid such as meat, oils, grains and wheat have increased. And this is due to many factors such as the rising cost of fertilizer and energy, according to CNBC. There also have been food-export bans and disruptions from nations that supply wheat, oats, sugar, and palm oil, which are in most — if not all — foods.

With all of this being said, it’s harder than ever to find a cheap meal that satisfies our hunger.

And although Las Vegas is thought to be a city of exclusive dining and expensive restaurant bills, we’re here to prove this stereotype wrong!

Las Vegas is home to rich cultural communities with microcosms of authentic, local and cost-effective eateries.

In fact, Stacker created a ranked list of the highest-rated restaurants in Las Vegas that are listed as “cheap eats” on Tripadvisor. So, we knew that we had to highlight the top 10 that made the list.

Check out this list to see what eatery made the #1 spot for Las Vegas‘ best, cheap eatery.