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Create A Change Now, Three Square expand fresh produce outreach

Three Square Food Bank is expanding its relationship with local nonprofit Create A Change Now to bring fresh produce to local children struggling with nutritional options.

Since joining forces in 2015, the pair has provided more than 1,000 students a 5-pound bag of fresh produce to take home. Create A Change Now and Three Square are continuing to expand the collaboration by adding one school each month throughout the year.

More than 126,000 Southern Nevada children live struggle with hunger. This partnership allows both organizations fulfill their mission of education, making healthy choices and feeding each child with wholesome foods that will help them develop and thrive.

Visit createachangenow.org for more information on Create A Change Now.

HopeLink Partnership delivers produce

HopeLink of Southern Nevada has partnered with Three Square Food Bank in a monthly effort to deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to hungry low-income senior citizens, many of whom receive $16 or less in food stamps monthly and lack transportation.

Approximately 2,000 pounds of fresh produce was bagged and delivered recently to each of three Henderson communities whose residents are predominantly low-income seniors. Nearly 400 senior households received the goods, which are seldom provided at area food banks because they are perishable. For more information or to lend support, visit link2hope.org or call Karen Kyger at 702-566-0576.

Gandy joins Shade Tree board

Diane Gandy, president of the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association, has been appointed to the board of trustees of Shade Tree, a shelter for victims of domestic abuse. Gandy has held senior positions for more than 30 years in hotels throughout the state, and for a major online travel company and industry startups. She joined the staff of the Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association in 2013 and was promoted to the position of president in 2015.

Besides managing the association, Gandy launched the Nevada chapter of Women in Lodging in 2015. She manages the chapter in partnership with the American Hotel and Lodging Association and the executive council.

Las Ventanas at Summerlin recognized

Las Ventanas at Summerlin recently was recognized as one of 12 Certified Centers for Successful Aging in the nation. The designation is awarded to innovative leaders in the aging profession who demonstrate a commitment to furthering the successful aging movement. Las Ventanas at Summerlin has fulfilled all of the criteria set by a team of experts in the field of aging, including trained leadership and data-driven decision-making, active coaching and the use of empowering language, besides community outreach, civic engagement and both caregiver and family member support.

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