Foster City, CA (PRWEB) October 03, 2011
ICon®, a leading provider of independent workforce solutions, will be hosting a food drive at the upcoming CW Risk Forum at The Red Rock Casino to benefit Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only food bank, and feed people in need and to promote public awareness of hunger in America.
Three Square serves the four counties of Southern Nevada: Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda, and Clark. The food bank distributes nearly 2 million pounds of food each month to more than 600 charitable programs and agencies throughout the area. More than 100,000 people are served each month.
Every attendee at the CW Risk Forum will receive a food item in their room from ICon® and will be asked to bring that item to the ICon® Food Drive at the Red Rock Casino in Suite 5108.
In addition to organizing this Food Drive, ICon® will donate $10 for every CW Risk Forum attendee who makes a food donation. The food and the donations will help Three Square provide relief to the 1 in 6 households — more than 300,000 people, including 1 in 4 children — Southern Nevadans struggling with hunger. For each $10 donation made by ICon®, Three Square will be able to provide 30 meals to local families in need.
“We are thrilled that ICon® shares our passion for providing nutritious food to children, seniors, and families in need in our community,” said Three Square Food Bank President and CEO Brian Burton. “Through the generosity and kindness of tremendous corporate partners like ICon®, Three Square Food Bank, through our network of partners, provides nearly 16 million meals a year to those in need.”
"The people at ICon® are individually unique and amazing. Among their many attributes they possess a collective obsession to solve problems. From defending our clients in an audit, to customizing our technology, to simplify a complex process, our clients know we have their back", said Patricia Griffin, CEO of ICon®. "We also care that there are even greater problems in our world to solve and we want to help. In fact, in America, nearly 50 million people run short on food regularly and 1 in 7 families struggle with hunger every day. To quote Jean Paul Richter, ‘You prove your worth with your actions, not with your mouth’ and the people at ICon want to be part of the solution. That's why we have chosen the CW Risk Forum event as an opportunity to facilitate a meaningful contribution from the Contingent Workforce Management Industry to combat this issue that affects 1 in 4 children in South Nevada. In partnership with Three Square Food Bank, the food drive and the donations ICon® will make in honor of our clients will, at least for one day, make a difference".
ICon® powers the independent workforces of America’s leading companies. ICon’s innovative solutions provide greater flexibility to managers and more control for the company. Expert advisors, armed with best-in-class technology, assure risk mitigation while helping organizations build their business with properly-classified specialists. ICon’s flexible workforce classification solutions have allowed companies to achieve a perfect record of success in tax audits and avoid more than $150 Million in federal and state penalties. A certified women-owned business, ICon® is headquartered in Foster City, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.gotoICon.com.
About Three Square
Three Square was established to end hunger in the valley by providing wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit organizations that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans in need. A national model project inspired by Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with the gaming industry, businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the CCSD, 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 22 million pounds of food and grocery products — the equivalent of nearly 16 million meals — per year to more than 600 Program Partners including non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information, visit http://www.threesquare.org.