Treasure Chest Casino has announced that it has donated a total of $ 100,000 to two local non-profit organizations that provide basic services to the elderly and local families struggling with hunger.
The Treasure Chest donated $ 50,000 to the Kenner City Food Bank, which distributes food to hundreds of residents facing food insecurity in the community every week, in partnership with the Second Harvest Food Roll. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the food bank has faced a high demand for its services and continues to serve all citizens of the city of Kenner who need food assistance.
“We would like to thank Boyd Gaming for this very generous donation to Food Bank. This will allow us to help more needy residents of Kenner during the increased demand associated with COVID-19, ” said Ben Zan, mayor of Kenner. “This is just another example of one of the many ways that Treasure Chest and Boyd Gaming are giving back to society.”
“We are very grateful to Boyd Gaming for this generous donation,” said Chavon Thompson, director of citizen Support, who oversees Food Bank City of Kenner. “This will go a long way to helping us achieve our goal of fighting hunger by distributing food to the most needy.”
The hotel also donated $ 50,000 to the Jefferson Council on Aging (JCOA), a nonprofit organization offering a full range of programs and services to improve the quality of life of seniors in Jefferson County. The organization offers nutrition programs, transportation services, wellness seminars, employment services for the elderly, a center for helping the elderly and disabled, and much more. The donation of the “Treasure Chest” will allow the non-profit organization to purchase a much-needed van that will be used to transport and deliver food for the elderly.
“The gracious donation of $ 50,000 received from Boyd Gaming and Treasure Chest will allow JCOA to replace the food transportation and delivery van that, after many years of impeccable service, has reached the end of its service life,” said Albert Robichaud, executive Director and CEO of JCOA. “With the purchase of the new van, JCOA will be able to continue providing services in the form of transportation to Gretna Senior and the wellness center, delivering food to elderly people living in Terrytown, and providing additional transportation services to scheduled events as needed.”
The latest contributions are part of an ongoing effort by Treasure Chest and Boyd Gaming to support local nonprofits providing comprehensive services to the community as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Kenner City Food Bank and the Jefferson Council on Aging have made a significant contribution to our community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, when even more families were struggling with food insecurity, and older people needed better access to critical services forimproving their quality. life, ” said Kim Etland, vice President and CEO of Treasure Chest Casino. “Treasure Chest Casino and Boyd Gaming are proud to support such charities that help make our communities a better place for our families to live.”
Source: official website of Boyd Gaming