IP CASINO RESORT SPA Donates Food to Local Student Feeding Programs
On March 17th, IP Casino Resort Spa donated eight pallets of food and 106 turkey coupons to student feeding programs and other organizations in need along the Mississippi Gulf Coast in response to the COVID-19 disaster.
IP Casino Resort Spa donated all inventory of perishable foods to Climb CDC. Thousands of pounds of fresh produce, cheese and yogurt that would otherwise spoil were donated to Climb to help those in need during difficult times. Climb began offering all school-aged children who are out of school hot lunches. Climb is a non-profit community development agency that provides workforce training, housing, financial counseling, housing development and disaster recovery services for the Gulf Coast Region. Climb CDC worked in conjunction with Morning Star Baptist Church and the East Biloxi Community Collaborative to distribute the food throughout the community. These organizations fed over 600 families with the donation.
In addition to the food donation, IP also donated turkey coupons, including 50 to Biloxi Public Schools, 44 to help with Jackson and George County School student feeding programs and 12 coupons to Field House for the Homeless in Hattiesburg, Miss.
“We fed over 1,200 students in our school feeding program and this donation from IP supported its success,” said Dixie Eleuterius, Child Nutrition Director for Biloxi Public Schools.