95°F
weather icon Mostly Cloudy

Three Square opening one-day drive-thru food pantry in Pahrump

Updated April 5, 2020 - 12:50 pm

A one-day drive-thru emergency food distribution site will be open Monday, April 6, in Pahrump as part of an emergency strategy Three Square Food Bank has implemented to ensure that food-insecure Southern Nevadans have access to food during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In partnership with Pahrump New Hope Fellowship, Three Square will open the drive-thru food distribution site at 11 a.m. Monday at 781 West St. in Pahrump. The first-come, first-served site will remain open while supplies last. Residents are encouraged to bring their own bags and boxes.

Residents who visit the site must remain in their vehicles in order to pick up food in order to stay in compliance with orders from Gov. Steve Sisolak and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Walk-ups are not permitted, and one distribution of food will be provided per car.

There are walk-in pantries for those without vehicles available at varying times and days. Pantries are open 11 a.m. to noon on the second and fourth Wednesdays at Joy Divine; 9 a.m. to noon Monday and Tuesday at Pahrump Valley United Methodist Church; 8-10 a.m. Wednesdays at Pahrump New Hope Fellowship; 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays at Salvation Army Pahrump; and 11 a.m. to noon Fridays at Faith Fellowship Foursquare.

For those over 60, Joy Divine offers home delivery, and seniors can call 775-419-5200 for more information.

Assistance with nutrition benefits also is available over the phone. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as food stamps) benefits have increased the maximum amount available to help households during this crisis, and those interested in completing an application over the phone should call 702-765-4030 to speak with an advocate who can help.

Three Square is distributing food at 40 sites throughout Southern Nevada, and Pahrump residents are welcome to visit any of the food distribution sites in Las Vegas. Hours of operation for Three Square’s emergency food distribution sites are subject to change, and a complete list of sites and hours of operation, updated in real time, can be found at threesquare.org/help

In partnership with businesses, nonprofit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers, Three Square provides more than 41 million meals – the equivalent of more than 50 million pounds of food and grocery products – per year through a network of community partners.

Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For more information visit threesquare.org or find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@threesquarelv).

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Supreme Court rejects California church’s challenge

Chief Justice John Roberts again was the deciding vote Friday when the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a California church’s attempt to overturn the state’s coronavirus restrictions on in-person religious services.

U.S. 95 closing for repairs in Nye, Esmeralda counties

The Nevada Department of Transportation is temporarily closing U.S. Highway 95 between the U.S. Route 6 and State Route 360 junctions from 6 a.m. June 3, through 4 p.m. June 17 in Esmeralda and Mineral counties, a closure needed for $2.43 million in federally funded emergency repairs.

Golden announces Pahrump properties will reopen June 4

Golden Entertainment, Inc., announced Friday that Pahrump Nugget Hotel & Casino, Gold Town Casino and Lakeside Casino & RV Park will reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, June 4.

Administration considers resuming nuclear testing

The Trump administration has discussed whether to conduct the first U.S. nuclear test explosion since 1992 in a move that would have far-reaching consequences for relations with other nuclear powers and reverse a decades-long moratorium on such actions, the Washington Post reported Thursday.

Fire destroys several structures, vehicles

Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue Services crews were met with explosions and red hot embers raining down upon them as they battled a destructive multi-structure fire on Tuesday evening, May 26th.

Thousands watch Nye County GOP virtual debate

The Nye County Republican Central Committee, with the participation of the Pahrump Valley Times, hosted a GOP debate last weekend for the contenders vying for the Republican vote in the 2020 primary election, with nearly three dozen candidates joining in to tackle a variety of topics pertinent to their various offices and thousands of voters watching over two days of discourse and debate.

Striving for success, commission reduces Pahrump Fall Festival vendor fees

The Pahrump Fall Festival is, hands down, the single largest community event in the valley each year but over the past few years, it has been dwindling a bit in terms of participation by vendors offering merchandise and goodies for the thousands of people who turn out on a regular basis. With this in mind, town and county officials have made the decision to revise the vendor booth fee schedule, lowering the prices in an effort to attract more vendors and make the 2020 Fall Festival a resounding success.

Pahrump’s Movies in the Park given the go-ahead

It’s been more than two months since the last community gathering was held in Pahrump and though certain restrictions are still in place regarding the number of people allowed to congregate in public or private settings, the town is now readying for the first large-scale public event since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nevada, its annual Movies in the Park.

California Lottery

No one matched all five numbers and the mega number in the Wednesday, May 27 drawing of the California Super Lotto. The next jackpot will be at least $10 million.