Caesars Entertainment Donates Food and Supplies During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 26, 2020 - 4:39 pm

With casino and hotel operations at a standstill, Caesars Entertainment is staying busy by donating more than 250,000 pounds of food and thousands in personal and medical supplies throughout the United States. The food donations equal about 208,000 meals for food banks and other charities. Roughly 116,000 pounds of perishable food was donated to Three Square, the largest food bank in Las Vegas. Supply donations include gloves, masks and sanitizer to University Medical Center (UMC) in Las Vegas. Elsewhere in Nevada, Caesars Entertainment donated to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, Catholic Charities and Gospel Mission in Reno and numerous charities and hospices in Laughlin. “During these extraordinary circumstances, we are dedicated to assisting our local communities across the country that are heavily impacted by donating perishables to nearby food banks and charities, as well as necessary supplies to first responders,” said Tony Rodio, CEO of Caesars Entertainment. “We will continue to seek ways to give back to our neighbors who are in need as part of our commitment to help put this unprecedented situation we are all facing behind us.” Casino and resort operations have come to a halt with businesses ordered to close throughout much of the country and the general public encouraged to self-isolate to "flatten the curve" and reduce the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus. Nevada is facing a 30-day shutdown that has led to widespread layoffs throughout Las Vegas, a service and tourism-oriented destination.