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Matt Smith Physical Therapy Collects 2,731 Pounds of Food for Three Square Food Bank
Published on Thu, May 15, 2014 (10:14 a.m.)(Las Vegas) – Matt Smith Physical Therapy recently completed its third annual food drive benefitting Three Square Food Bank. The company collected 2,371 pounds of food, which will help create 2,276 meals that will be given to Three Square’s more than 600 Program Partners who feed more than 100,000 food-insecure men, women and children each month.
The company’s commitment and support of Three Square Food Bank has steadily increased over the years. Matt Smith Physical Therapy’s food drive in 2012 yielded 657 pounds of food, and its 2013 food drive yielded 1,263 pounds of food.
The company’s annual food drive is one of the many charitable endeavors the physical therapy clinic participates in, as a part of its on-going “Changing Lives” community campaign which allows the community-oriented company to give back to those in need. Among its annual efforts are: A Latin Chamber of Commerce scholarship program for students seeking to study healthcare-related fields in college; JDRF support; Three Square food drives; school supply drives; and Child Haven toy drives.
About Three Square Food Bank
Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square Food Bank offers wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans. A national model project inspired by Founder Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the Clark County School District, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 30 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of more than 25 million meals – per year to more than 600 Program Partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit www.threesquare.org. For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit www.facebook.com/ThreeSquareFoodBank and follow them on Instagram (@threesquarelv) as well as Twitter (@threesquarelv).
About Matt Smith Physical Therapy
Locally owned and operated, Matt Smith Physical Therapy maintains 13 locations in the Las Vegas valley, each of which have bilingual staff. The practice specializes in sports medicine, pilates, spine, certified hand therapy, pediatric orthopedic physical therapy, personal injury and foot and ankle orthotics. Founded by Matt Smith, the practice is committed to changing lives through physical therapy and community outreach. For more information on Matt Smith Physical Therapy, visit www.mattsmithpt.com.