Our History

Our food bank began in 1984 when Community Food Bank of Southern Nevada, now known as Three Square, asked Christ Church Episcopal if they would become a site to distribute non-perishable food in the 89104 zip code. Bonnie Polley became the guiding force behind the food pantry and in March of 2006, we incorporated as Epicenter on the Parkway, a non-profit 501(c)(3). Our mission is simple; provide emergency food assistance to individuals and families in need.

We purchase our food through Three Square as an Agency Partner, and participate in their food recovery program for fresh produce.

Epicenter on the Parkway partners with other agencies in the Las Vegas Valley to help individuals and families. Every Wednesday night, with Amazing Grace Ministry, we provide a hot meal to any who arrive at our door. Epicenter on the Parkway is one of 17 host sites for Family Promise of Las Vegas, an organization that provides housing to homeless families. We assist Three Square by providing a site for the Meet Up and Eat Up program, providing meals to children 18 years and younger in low-income areas during the summer. We are also the site for Matthew’s Closet, a free clothing bank that serves the homeless and needy in Las Vegas.

Our Mission

The mission of the Epicenter on the Parkway is to provide emergency food assistance to the needy in Las Vegas. We gather and distribute goods to those who find themselves in time of special need and crisis. Our mission is based on a compassionate hand out and hand up, as we respect the dignity of each person we serve. Epicenter on the Parkway seeks to collaborate with those who share our mission.

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.