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Fighting child hunger one lesson at a time

Why

As you read this right now, one in six Utah children have no idea where their next meal is coming from. Indeed in 2017, the Utah Food Bank was relied upon to provide more than 30 million meals to families facing hunger across the state. While food banks are an invaluable and key resource for many at risk households, we don’t believe this is a sustainable model to help those most affected. Each year, the number of households relying on such temporary solutions grows.

We believe we can do more. We believe we can empower families to move beyond these makeshift measures and break the cycle of hunger - permanently.

Who we are

3 Squares, Inc. is a Salt Lake City, Utah based 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a simple goal; we aim to reduce hunger by educating those most at risk in our society. We believe one of the core problems of food insecurity is the lack of simple skills and knowledge - the ability to produce and prepare - 3 Square meals a day.

How we work

In order to support the most vulnerable among us, we pair chefs, gardeners and educators with children and parents from at risk households. We empower them with valuable life long skills to grow, cook, eat and store nutritious food - while working to tighten budgets all the time.

Our mentors impart real world skills that stay with our students for a lifetime. These are practical skills that can be used each and every day and passed on generationally; even when budgets are limited and managed day to day, even if a convenience store is the only accessible food source. We believe education is the key to breaking the cycle of hunger and temporary solutions such as food banks.

In order to do this 3 Squares, Inc. operates a dual purpose 7,000 square foot facility at 1290 West 2320 South in West Valley City. Out of this location we run both a teaching kitchen AND a commercial commissary kitchen for local food businesses. By running both in tandem our model is to operate a long term, self sustaining project that can change lives across our state.

But we can do more. We can change more lives, and we need your help to do that.

How you can help

We need your help today to support 3 Squares, Inc. and grow in several ways:

  • Lower costs. As we scale up our teaching kitchen facility we can reduce the costs of our efforts. We can rely less on third parties and achieve better economies of scale for the resources we require.
  • Expanded programs. Lower costs and more revenues mean we can expand our teaching programs to reach more people.
  • Broader reach. In 2015 we helped 30 households, 6 schools and 5 community partners. 15 different Utah chefs taught more than 60 children life changing skills. Your donation will help us to connect with more schools and more students. Our aim is to each 100 children per year by 2018.
  • Food truck. Our core facility is only accessible to so many. We want to reach communities outside of Salt Lake City. By converting a commercial food truck into a mobile teaching facility we can project our ambitions throughout Utah.

Your donations can help to fight hunger and food insecurity not only today, but tomorrow as well.

Supporting 3 Squares, Inc.

As a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS all donations to 3 Squares, Inc. are 100% tax deductible. We will provide suitable tax document immediately at the time of your donation.

Corporate partner | $25,000 per year

Good corporate stewardship is becoming a critical element for businesses. Customers want to know that the brands they trust are giving back to the greater community. As a corporate sponsor we’ll work with your PR and marketing teams to support their efforts in demonstrating your social and community presence; whether that’s providing copy and quotes through to content for social media, we’ll work with you on a custom basis as you need.

Not only does our corporate partnership tier help communicate good corporate stewardship, our corporate partners enjoy the following benefits:

  • 100% tax deductible charitable contribution to 501(c)(3) nonprofit
  • Printed company logo/name on all sponsorship materials
  • Table of 8 to annual student gala dinner
  • Scheduled access to 3 Squares, Inc. meeting space for corporate events, executive luncheons and friends/family gatherings
  • Complimentary tickets to monthly activities and tasting events
  • Metal placard in 3 Squares, Inc. lobby
  • Table of 10 to Utah’s ultimate wine and food event - Taste Of The Wasatch
  • Two catered meetings at the kitchen facility, annually
  • Signage and logo permanently in kitchen entryway
  • and logo at all fundraising events

Community partner | $7,500 per year

Think global, act local. Our community partner tier is aimed at smaller businesses in Utah who want to give back and support their neighbors and communities. Supporting 3 Squares, Inc. is the ultimate expression of the Support Local movement. Community Partners receive the following benefits:

  • 100% tax deductible charitable contribution to 501(c)(3) nonprofit
  • Printed company logo/name on all sponsorship materials
  • Table of 8 to annual student gala dinner
  • Scheduled access to 3 Squares, Inc. meeting space for corporate events, executive luncheons and friends/family gatherings
  • Discounted tickets to monthly activities and tasting events

Grass roots supporter | $2,500 per year

This tier is aimed at individuals who want to lend their support to our mission.

  • 100% tax deductible charitable contribution to 501(c)(3) nonprofit
  • Name and logo listed on website

Contact Karen Zabriskie ( or 801-696-5044) or Zane Holmquist ( or 801-330-6780) to sponsor 3 Squares, Inc. and help us fight hunger in Utah!