Food, cash donations to be collected at three Seneca casino locations every Tuesday in October
As autumn begins in Western New York, Seneca Gaming Corp. is launching a monthlong effort to support neighbors in need throughout the region.
The company announced public donations of money and nonperishable food items will be collected every Tuesday in October at its three casino locations: Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino in Salamanca, and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino in downtown Buffalo. The donations will be delivered to FeedMore WNY for distribution to local individuals and families.
“We are a local company, and we stand with our neighbors,” Seneca Gaming Corp. President and CEO Kevin Nephew said. “We know that Western New York embraces the spirit of community like no place else, and we wear that community heart on our sleeve. With the holiday season not far away, we are asking our patrons and friends to come together with us and the incredible team at FeedMore to help look out for our neighbors in need, especially at this time of year.”
The casinos are providing some special incentives to encourage people from across the region to donate. In exchange for every monetary donation of at least $10 or every donation of at least five nonperishable food items, individuals ages 21 and older will receive $10 in free slot play redeemable at any of the three Seneca Resorts & Casinos locations. Donations will be collected from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Designated donation drop-off locations are the bus lobby at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, the Social Club at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, and the Social Club at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino.
According to FeedMore WNY, among the items most in need include cereal; peanut butter and other nut butters; canned tuna and chicken; canned soups, stews and chili; canned fruits and vegetable; canned or dried beans; boxed macaroni & cheese, pasta and rice; pasta sauce; and baby food, formula and diapers.
“FeedMore WNY is extremely grateful for the continued support of Seneca Gaming Corp. Last year alone, FeedMore WNY provided nutritious food and resources to a total of 197,500 individuals throughout our four-county service area. Partners like Seneca Gaming Corp. and the Western New York community make our mission possible,” said Collin Bishop, chief communications officer for FeedMore WNY.
Donations of nonperishable food items and monetary contributions will be collected every Tuesday in October at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino and Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. The donated items will be delivered to FeedMore WNY for distribution to local individuals and families in the organization's four-county service area. Designated drop-off locations are the bus lobby at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, the Social Club at Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino, and the Social Club at Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino. Pictured are Seneca Gaming Corp. team members from a previous donation drop-off at the FeedMore WNY warehouse in Buffalo. (Submitted)
The donation drive is the latest community partnership between Seneca Gaming Corp. and FeedMore WNY. Last year, Seneca Gaming Corp. organized a public collection of monetary and food donations to support the neighborhoods most immediately impacted by the deadly mass shooting. Seneca Gaming Corp. officials and employees delivered more than 700 pounds of food and personal care items donated by casino employees and guests to the FeedMore WNY warehouse on Holt Street in Buffalo. The company also has conducted several internal donation drives among its more than 3,000 local employees.
For more information on the monthlong donation drive at the three Seneca Resorts & Casinos properties, visit SenecaCasinos.com.