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Tuesday Dec 17, 2013
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As part of its month-long partnership, kicking off the "Hakkasan Gives Back" Campaign, Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub inside MGM Grand Hotel & Casino gathered nearly 100 of its employees Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Three Square Food Bank to help pack food supplies for those in need this holiday season.

Hakkasan Las Vegas employees, ranging from hosts, cocktail waitresses and bar backs, to pastry chefs, managers and corporate team members, joined forces in Three Square’s South Warehouse on Wednesday to individually stuff bags for the "Backpack for Kids" Program. Currently assisting more than 275 schools with more than 5,000 children, this program offers supplemental weekend meals to children on low-cost or free school lunch programs. Even more Hakkasan happy helpers arranged Senior Share Boxes, which go toward serving more than 1,200 seniors per month. Finally, some employees packaged items for the Kid’s Café ©, which serves more than 90 after-school programs and is a product of Feeding America.

In the course of its two-hour volunteer activity, the Hakkasan team packaged:
· 10,000 meals to-go for the Kid’s Café ©
· 1,500 bags of food for "Backpacks for Kids," equaling 30 percent of Three Square’s total weekly quota
· 130 Senior Share Boxes

Beyond their volunteer efforts, Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant will donate $5 for every patron served in December to directly support Three Square’s nearly 600 Program Partners in Southern Nevada. Additionally, the nightclub staff will individually raise contributions in support of Three Square’s food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs, faith-based organizations, senior centers and more. Patrons of Hakkasan may also get involved by donating additional funds once their restaurant check is presented, or by donating online by clicking here. For every dollar donated, Three Square is able to provide three meals.

To make your reservation at the restaurant, please visit www.hakkasan.com/lasvegas or call 702.891.7888. To find out more information on Three Square’s programs and to learn more about how you can help, please visit www.threesquare.org.

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