Cannery Casino & Hotel will host the inaugural event “Together We Can,” presented by Smith’s Food and Drug Stores, featuring a variety of gourmet action tasting stations to benefit Three Square Food Bank on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 6 p.m. during Hunger Action Month.

The evening will feature keynote speaker Punam Mathur, who is currently a member of Three Square’s Board of Directors, with live musical performances by students from the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts.

"After taking a tour of Three Square, my team and I learned of the massive need to feed our community and how the organization is filling most of that void and we knew we had to find a way to be better community partners,” said Patrick Hughes, vice president and general manager of Cannery Casino & Hotel. “The funds raised at this event will help serve every neighborhood in Southern Nevada.”

The event also will feature an auction with a variety of items including dinner prepared in your home for 10 by an executive chef, plus an exclusive Lake Industries cookware set valued at $3,000; a tasting session with food pairings for 10 with a Master Sommelier and private dinner at Waverly’s Restaurant; Disney on Ice tickets for 12 people in a suite at the Thomas & Mack Center; and tickets to see the San Diego Chargers take on the Kansas City Chiefs in San Diego on October 19, plus hotel accommodations.

“When fighting hunger, collaboration is key. Having the invaluable support of community partners like Cannery Casino & Hotel helps our organization as we continue to serve more than 340,000 individuals struggling with hunger,” said Brian Burton president and CEO of Three Square Food Bank.

Additional “Together We Can” sponsors include Bank of America, Paragon Gaming, Southern Wine and Spirits of Nevada, Shetakis Food Service, UBS, Wells Fargo and Johnson Brothers.

Proceeds from the event and live auction benefit Three Square and the fight against hunger in Southern Nevada. Event tickets and packages are available starting at $150 and can be purchased at, and all Smith’s locations.

Additionally, Cannery Casino & Hotel as well as Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel will be participating in Las Vegas Restaurant Week, August 22-28 benefitting Three Square.