Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 21, 2013
Thanks to a new collaboration with Three Square Food Bank (“Three Square”), Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management, Inc. (“Springboard”) is expanding its reach to families in need in the Southern Nevada area.
Three Square is Southern Nevada’s only food bank providing food assistance to the residents of Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda and Clark counties. When individuals and families contact Three Square for emergency food services or to complete a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (“S.N.A.P.”) application, they may also receive referrals to Springboard’s financial counseling services, which include housing, rental, foreclosure prevention and consumer credit counseling.
Springboard may also refer its Southern Nevada clients who express trouble affording food to Three Square for a free emergency food and/or S.N.A.P. benefits screening. Emergency food is given to needy families on an as-needed basis, whereas S.N.A.P., formerly known as food stamps, provides long-term food assistance to hungry families.
“We’re very excited to work with the clients of Three Square,” said Melinda Opperman, Springboard’s senior vice president. “We share a common mission with Three Square and that is to help people improve their lives.”
Three Square recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Three Square Center. “The new center offers immediate phone assistance for S.N.A.P. applications, agency resources and more,” said Brian Burton Three Square’s President and CEO. “We are pleased to offer Springboard as a resource to our clients who seek help stabilizing their finances.”
Established in 1974, Springboard is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to strengthen communities and improve the lives of consumers by offering services that promote financial literacy, stable homeownership, and a healthy economy. Springboard has helped many Nevada residents improve their financial well-being through personal financial education and counseling. Springboard is a U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (“HUD”) Approved Housing Counseling Agency. Springboard’s team of certified financial counselors provide confidential counseling and a personalized action plan for every individual or family.
About Springboard Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management
SPRINGBOARD® Nonprofit Consumer Credit Management is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit personal financial education and counseling organization founded in 1974. Springboard is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency and a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, a national organization of nonprofit credit counseling agencies, and a member of the Association of Independent Credit Counseling Agencies. The agency offers personal financial education and assistance with credit counseling, housing counseling, debt and money management through educational programs and confidential counseling. Springboard is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, signifying the highest standards for agency governance, fiscal integrity, counselor certification and service delivery policies. The agency provides pre-bankruptcy counseling and debtor education as mandated by the bankruptcy reform law. The agency offers nationwide phone counseling services and has locations in California, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Florida and Maryland for in-person counseling sessions. Not all types of counseling are available in-person at all locations, please call for details. For more information on Springboard, call 800-449-9818 or visit their web site at http://www.Springboard.org.
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 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 24.5 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of more than 18.8 million meals – per year to nearly 600 Program Partners. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information, visit http://www.threesquare.org. For the latest news and events on Three Square, visit http://www.facebook.com/ThreeSquareFoodBank and follow them on Instagram (@threesquarelv) as well as Twitter (@threesquarelv).