Published November 21, 2018
Northern Indiana and southwest Michigan residents to receive baskets that include a turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn and pumpkin loaf cake
NEW BUFFALO, Mich. — The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds® Casinos have announced a donation of 1,200 baskets of food to those in need across northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. Employees at Four Winds Casinos, in cooperation with several local organizations, began delivering the baskets today, including 200 baskets in South Bend distributed to families through the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Each basket includes a turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn and a pumpkin loaf cake.
Organizations participating in the basket delivery include the Food Bank of Northern Indiana in South Bend, Ind.; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi in Dowagiac, Mich.; Feeding America Indiana; Feeding America Michigan and Decatur Human Services.
“We’re deeply aware that hunger is something faced every day by individuals and families in our region. It’s particularly challenging during the holidays,” said Matthew Wesaw, Chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. “It’s why we’re honored to work with these community agencies whose mission is to fight and eliminate hunger.”
“We are proud to sponsor this community project every year,” said Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos. “Knowing many of those who benefit are our neighbors, it’s personal to us. Our staff looks forward to helping each year and this is a wonderful opportunity to help those in need.”