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Specialty Food Association Winter Fancy Food Show Exhibitors Donate 23,784 Pounds of Specialty Food

Three Square Company Accepting Food Donations

NEW YORK, NY (January 26, 2024) Featuring more than 1,200 companies and thousands of products from around the world, the Specialty Food Association (SFA) Winter Fancy Food Show ran from January 21-23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. At the end of the Show, exhibitors donated their surplus specialty food to Three Square Food Bank, Southern Nevada’s only food bank and largest hunger relief organization, serving four counties–Clark, Lincoln, Esmeralda, and Nye.

“The Specialty Food Association is proud to continue our tradition of ending each Fancy Food Show with food rescue,” said Jennifer Carney, Director, Tradeshow and Event Operations, for the SFA. “Making this bountiful donation is a collaborative effort with our wonderful members, who are delighted to support Three Square and its tireless efforts to feed the local community.” 

The donations of specialty foods and beverages included plant-based, meat, and cheese products, confections, breads, coffee, tea, oils, vinegars, pasta, snacks, and more.

"The support we receive from community partners such as the Specialty Food Association is crucial to our mission, allowing us to distribute more food to neighbors in our community," said Beth Martino, President and CEO of Three Square Food Bank. "Last year, they donated nearly 33,000 pounds of quality food—the equivalent of more than 27,000 meals—through the Winter Fancy Food Show. On behalf of the one in eight individuals we are privileged to serve, we are deeply grateful for the SFA and their commitment to food rescue."

The next Show, the Summer Fancy Food Show, will also have a food rescue component, and will take place June 23-25 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. For more information, click here.

About the Specialty Food Association

The Specialty Food Association (SFA) was founded in 1952 and is the not-for-profit trade association of the $207 billion specialty food industry. Representing more than 3,800 businesses worldwide, SFA champions industry participation and success for a diverse community of makers, buyers, importers, distributors, and service providers by developing resources, information, education, and events that celebrate innovation and inclusivity. SFA owns and operates the Fancy Food Shows as well as the sofi™ Awards, which have honored excellence in specialty food and beverage annually since 1972. The SFA also produces the e-newsletter SFA News Daily, the Trendspotter Panel annual predictions and Fancy Food Show reports, the State of the Specialty Food Industry Report, Today's Specialty Food Consumer research, and the Spill & Dish podcast. Find out more online and connect with SFA on Facebook, X, Instagram, LinkedIn, and TikTok.

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