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West Wendover Mayor Daniel Corona visited the local food bank recently, but not for a photo op. He was there to get something to eat.
Pre-pandemic, the Three Square food bank in Las Vegas distributed roughly 1 million pounds of food per week. Now, that number has increased to 1.3 million pounds of food.
Among the concerns of those finding themselves without work, one of the most basic and immediate is, “How will I feed my family?”
Food insecurity haunts thousands of Las Vegans, but a network of charities is tackling the problem — with surprising efficiency.
About 340,000 people or 16 percent of the population in Southern Nevada are considered food insecure.
Often, these people come from middle class backgrounds