Hollywood Casino donates to food bankWritten by Zach Davis | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Just weeks after providing a $200,000 gift to the city of Rossford to increase its first-responder service, Hollywood Casino Toledo provided the Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, Inc. with a $5,000 gift on Dec. 19.
“Today we are really starting that relationship between the food bank and Hollywood Casino Toledo,” Hollywood Casino Toledo Vice President of Marketing Jason Birney said. “By presenting this $5,000, especially right now during the holiday season, hopefully this money can help supplement some of the services they supply the community.”
“This is a great partnership and a new beginning for Hollywood Casino and the food bank.” Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank President & CEO James Caldwell said. “We are excited about having the opportunity to joint venture with them in addressing this fundamental need, which is hunger in our community. You can’t do anything if you are hungry. We are looking forward to working with them as we move forward.”
The Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank, which is a part of the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity Feeding America, has been in business since 1984 and has distributed 76 million pounds of food over that time.
The money donated by Hollywood casino Toledo will directly benefit the food bank’s mobile food pantry program. Caldwell said the program partners with agencies already distributing food by bringing in food and supplementing distribution already going on in the community, helping to mitigate the overwhelming responses some communities have seen.
“This is a great way for us to win and the community to win,” Caldwell said.