The Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc., through the Las Vegas Grand Prix Foundation, will donate more than one million meals to the Las Vegas community through Three Square Food Bank and provide monetary support to several other established local organizations that address food insecurity, including Green Our Planet, The Just One Project and Project 150. All donations were made possible by Formula 1® fans who joined the ticket on-sale pre-registration list by contributing $7.77 to the Las Vegas Grand Prix Foundation.
The program launched in August, with 100 percent of every donation made being committed to this philanthropic effort. The goal of raising funds for one million meals was met within 24 hours, with all additional funds being used to support additional community organizations that address food equity.
Funds provided to Green Our Planet will support “farmpreneur” and school garden programs at Clark County schools. The Just One Project will use the donated funds to grow its No-Cost Community Markets. This holiday season, the Las Vegas Grand Prix team will join Project 150 at their facility to prep and pack 2,200 holiday meals for displaced CCSD students and their families and provide a significant monetary contribution.
“All of us at Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc. are proud to be able support organizations that address such a critical need in our community,” said Renee Wilm, Chief Executive Officer for the FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX. “These contributions to help combat food insecurity are just the beginning of our long-term commitment to work with local leaders to address our community’s most pressing challenges.”
"Formula 1® moves at incredible speeds both on and off the race track,” said Michelle Beck, Three Square Food Bank interim president and CEO. "In preparing for this exciting new venture in Las Vegas, the Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc. team learned that more than 341,000 local residents in Southern Nevada are food-insecure, and immediately set their sights on a goal of providing one million meals. At a speed unmatched by any, Las Vegas Grand Prix, Inc. met its goal and thousands of people in our local community who struggle with hunger will benefit."