Haute Event: Hakkasan Donates More Than $50,000 to Three Square

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Hakkasan at the MGM Grand presented a donation of $50,636 to Three Square Food Bank during its first “Hakkasan Gives Back” initiative on Monday. Vice president of restaurants (US) for Hakkasan Ltd. Omar Gutierrez presented the donation to Three Square’s chief development officer Matt Muldoon in a customary red envelope to symbolize good fortune, health and happiness. Gutierrez and Muldoon shared several touching moments as they highlighted what this donation means to the community.

“We are so pleased with the results of this fundraising and volunteer effort,” stated Gutierrez. “Three Square has been a wonderful and deserving partner and we are excited to continue our community efforts during many more ‘Hakkasan Gives Back’ projects.”

“I was just talking to my 6-year old son this evening about having a snack before dinner,” said Muldoon “and I realized how lucky he is to have that basic need, as so many others do not,” he continued. “One in six are struggling with hunger in our community. What Hakkasan has given us today will allow us to serve more than 150,000 meals to those in need. It’s a huge step towards helping us achieve our goals.”

For each guest who dined at the restaurant this past December, Hakkasan Las Vegas donated $5 to directly support Three Square’s hunger relief programs and its nearly 600 Program Partners in Southern Nevada, which includes food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, after-school programs, faith-based organizations, senior centers and more. Guests were also given the option to donate on their own along with their check.

Additionally, the entire Hakkasan Nightclub staff participated by individually raising contributions and donating their personal time in order to give back and support Three Square. Beyond this campaign, Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub staff volunteered at Three Square’s South Warehouse in mid-December, where they packaged a total of 10,000 meals to-go for the Kid’s Café, 1,500 bags of food for “Backpacks for Kids,” and 130 Senior Share Boxes.

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