Who We Are

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Our Mission

It is the mission of 3 Squares, Inc. (3 Squares) to build strong families and community within the underserved and food-insecure residents in our state. We do this by empowering these residents with the knowledge and tools that allow self-sustainability and life skills that address food issues and offer a long term solution to our state’s current hunger issues.

Goals & Objectives

We create and support sustainable programs that positively impact hungry households in Utah. We work to break the cycle of hunger by reaching these households on a personal level - one household, one child, one neighborhood at a time.

Right now 1 in 5 households in Utah are hungry. Providing shelf-life food through food pantries and food banks is a temporary fix, yet doesn’t address the core problems of accessibility to healthy food, and education of how to grow, prepare and store better food choices.

Our Board

Karen Zabriskie

(801) 696-5044


With more than three decades of hands on experience working within the television and media industry - most recently as Director Of Programming at ABC affiliate KTVX - Karen knows what it takes to make people stop, pay attention and engage.

Karen’s initial exposure to Utah’s continuing fight against hunger started more than 20 years ago after volunteering with a local anti-hunger fundraiser. From there Karen’s natural inclination of tackling complex issues with creative solutions kicked in. The culmination of this was the founding of 3 Squares Inc. in early 2012.

“Working with 3 Squares Inc, getting to meet some amazing kids, as well as awesome community partners and ridiculously talented chefs, has humbled me beyond anything I could ever imagine. Hunger is a solvable problem, even if it's one kid, one lesson at a time.”

Zane Holmquist

(801) 330-6780

zaneUtah native Zane Holmquist is the Vice President of Food & Beverage and Corporate Chef at Stein Eriksen Lodge, Deer Valley. Over the past 15 years, Zane has become a nationally recognized leader in the food industry, showcasing his work everywhere from the renowned James Beard House in New York through to repeat appearances on NBC’s Today Show.

In 2005, he was the recipient of the Governor’s Culinary Artisan Award. In 2015, Zane was also appointed to the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control Advisory Board.

Zane is committed to education at all levels and has been a guest lecturer at the Culinary Institute of America as well as serving as a member of the Salt Lake Community College’s Alumni Council.

In addition to donating countless hours to charity events each year, Zane has instituted an externship program at Steins to develop younger chefs and encourage them to discover their own talents. He is the Chairman of the Board of 3 Squares, Inc.

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