Southern Nevada is home to over 340,000 food insecure individuals and over 130,000 food insecure children, according to a recent annual study done by Feeding America. That’s one in seven people and one in four children who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as “a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food.” Adequate food includes both a healthy amount of food and a quality of nutritious food.
The Just One Project has been working diligently in Clark County to keep these numbers low in our local community. To achieve this, the organization offers many programs. One such program is the Pop Up & Give Mobile Market, which visits the largest number of food insecure sites. Including 13 Clark County School District schools and 22 senior-specific locations every month.
Another program offered by the Just One Project is the Community Market, located at the Just One Project headquarters. This is a no-cost market that offers fresh groceries and more resources, tailored specifically to an individual clients needs. A similar program is the Market 2 You program. This program delivers groceries directly to the most at-risk food insecure homes.
The Just One Project has a big focus on our senior community as well. They offer the Shine On program, which focuses on senior hunger. Through initiatives like Meals on Wheels, Senior Commodities and Golden Groceries, the Shine On program delivers food to the eldest of our food insecure population.
Brooke Neubauer was recently a guest on Talking Solutions. She joined Wendy Rush to discuss the organization’s largest annual fundraiser, the “On Cloud Wine” event. Coming up on Saturday, May 20, 2023, this event will be a celebration of the impact of the Just One Project in Southern Nevada. Tickets are available for individuals, companies, or larger sponsors. The event will include a food menu, wine bar, live music and more.
This interview originally aired on April 30, 2023.