Beau Rivage Tackles Hunger with MGM Resorts International’s Regional Food Fight

For the third consecutive year, Beau Rivage Resort & Casino and MGM Resorts International are taking a proactive approach to combat hunger in the United States. Food insecurity and hunger are severe problems in Mississippi. "Food insecurity" is a phrase used by the U.S. Census Bureau when surveying households on whether they have enough or can afford enough food.

According to the Feeding America Organization in 2014, Mississippi has the second highest food insecurity rate in the nation at 21.1%. Over 20% of Mississippians, and nearly 30% of children, do not have consistent access to nutritious food.

In an effort to combat this problem, Beau Rivage, along with sister properties Gold Strike Tunica and MGM Grand Detroit, are participating in the Regional Food Fight Feb. 2nd-27th to help fight hunger in the communities they serve. The 2015 Regional Food Fight was established to replenish food pantry shelves in all three regions of the country. Beau‘s efforts will help sponsor meals that will be served at food banks across the Gulf Coast including Lord is My Help, Feed My Sheep and Loaves and Fishes.

In 2014, Beau Rivage employees were able to serve more than 43,000 meals during the Regional Food Fight. This year, goals are set higher and Beau Rivage hopes to get the participation of the surrounding community. Beau Rivage has a number of ways people can get involved by donating non-perishable foods at the following locations:

•Feb. 16th: Loaves & Fishes
o610 Water Street, Biloxi, Miss. 39530
•Feb. 18th: Feed My Sheep
o2615 19th St, Gulfport, Miss. 39501
•Feb. 26th-27th: Lord Is My Help
o1205 Desoto Street, Ocean Springs, Miss. 39564

As millions of people continue to struggle with food insecurity, it is more important than ever that everyone come together to help their neighbor, and what better time to do that than during the Regional Food Fight.

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