Treasure Chest Casino today announced it has contributed a combined $100,000 to two local non-profit organizations providing essential services to senior citizens and local families struggling with hunger.
Treasure Chest donated $50,000 to the City of Kenner Food Bank, which distributes food to hundreds of residents facing food insecurity in the community each week, in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank. Since the pandemic began, the food bank has seen a high demand for its services, and it continues to serve all citizens in need of food assistance in the City of Kenner.
“We’d like to thank Boyd Gaming for this very generous donation to the Food Bank. This will allow us to help more Kenner residents in need, at a time of increased demand related to COVID-19,” said Ben Zahn, Mayor of the City of Kenner. “This is just another example of one of the many ways that the Treasure Chest and Boyd Gaming give back to the community.”
“We are so grateful to Boyd Gaming for this generous donation,” said Chavonne Thompson, Director of Citizens Services who oversees the City of Kenner Food Bank. “It will go a long way in helping us meet our goal of fighting hunger through food distribution to those most in need.”
The property also donated $50,000 to the Jefferson Council on Aging (JCOA), a non-profit organization dedicated to offering a comprehensive set of programs and services to improve the quality of life of seniors in Jefferson Parish. The organization offers meal programs, transportation services, wellness seminars, senior employment services, an aging and disability resource center and more. Treasure Chest’s donation will allow the non-profit to purchase a much-needed van that will be used to provide transportation and meal delivery services for seniors.
“The gracious donation of $50,000 received from Boyd Gaming and Treasure Chest will allow JCOA to replace a transportation and meal delivery van that, after many years of good service, has reached the end of its useful life,” said Albert Robichaux, Executive Director and CEO of the JCOA. “With the purchase of a new van, JCOA will be able to continue providing services in the form of transportation to the Gretna Senior and Wellness center, delivering meals to seniors who reside in Terrytown, and provide additional transportation to scheduled events as needed.”
The latest contributions are part of Treasure Chest’s and Boyd Gaming’s continued efforts to support local non-profit organizations providing the community with integral services, as the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The City of Kenner Food Bank and the Jefferson Council on Aging have made significant contributions to our community, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic when even more families have struggled with food insecurity and seniors have needed more access to critical services to improve their quality of life,” said Kim Etland, Vice President and General Manager of Treasure Chest Casino. “Treasure Chest Casino and Boyd Gaming are proud to support charities like these that help to make our communities a better place for our families.”
Source: official site Boyd Gaming