'Check City Checks Hunger 2016' Raises $100,000 for Three Square to Produce 300,000 Meals for Southern Nevada Residents
Check City today announced the results of its successful partnership with the Three Square Food Bank to collect non-perishable food, water and hygiene products and cash donations for the second annual Check City Checks Hunger food drive. The food drive collected more than 3,100 pounds of food, water and hygiene products and raised $100,000 in monetary donations to benefit Three Square, which will use the funds to provide approximately 300,000 meals for struggling individuals and families at risk of hunger in Southern Nevada communities.
For this year's fundraising campaign, Check City initially committed to match every customer donation dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000. Upon the campaign's conclusion in April, the company was so inspired by the generosity of its customers, who collectively contributed $24,700, that it matched all donations to provide a $50,000 check to Three Square. Three Square corporate partners Barrick Gold Corporation and NV Energy Foundation generously agreed to match the monetary donations from Check City's campaign, which doubled the total to $100,000.
With 32 branches across the state, Check City has provided financial solutions and other services to Nevadans for 17 years. The company encourages its customers and employees to participate in various charity drives and volunteerism throughout the year. In 2015, Check City began its partnership with Three Square, the largest food bank in Nevada and Southern Nevada's only food bank providing food assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark Counties. In the partnership's inaugural year, Check City Checks Hunger collected 3,066 pounds of food and raised $14,700 in customer donations, which were matched dollar-for-dollar by Check City and rounded up to $30,000.
"At Check City, giving back in meaningful ways to the communities in which we live and operate is an integral part of our corporate culture. We're extremely proud to rally around this cause," said Ryan Marchesi, director of operations and business development at Check City. "This year's food drive was an even bigger success thanks to the enormous generosity of our customers and team members. They all went above and beyond the call of duty to feed the hungry in Southern Nevada."
During the month of April, customers and employees at 29 Check City locations in Southern Nevada were encouraged to donate food, water or hygiene products or to make a monetary donation. At each location, one participating customer won a $75 gift certificate to Brio Tuscan Grille.
In addition to their fundraising efforts, Check City team members volunteered 325 total hours at Three Square's facilities. Check City encouraged its staff to volunteer at the facilities to help pack boxed lunches for elementary schools and break down produce pallets into smaller bags for distribution to church mercy pantries, senior care facilities and other locations.
"We are deeply grateful for Check City's continued commitment to join our fight to end hunger one meal at a time in Southern Nevada," said Dan Williams, chief operating officer at Three Square. "One in six Southern Nevadans struggles with hunger and is in need of food assistance. This outpouring of support from Check City and its customers and our institutional donors is truly inspiring and will feed the hungry families, seniors and children in our communities."
About Check City
Check City is a trusted financial services provider specializing in a wide range of financial solutions, including cash advances, check cashing, money orders and more. Committed to exceptional customer service, Check City serves hundreds of thousands of loyal customers in 17 states and in more than 65 stores. To experience the Check City Difference, visit www.checkcity.com.
Ryan Marchesi, 702-216-2331