NEW BUFFALO, MI – The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and its Four Winds Casinos announced a donation of 1,000 food boxes to those in need during the week of Christmas. Each Christmas food box includes a smoked ham, Idaho mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, pineapple slices, and an apple pie. The distribution will be completed through several organizations in Michigan and Indiana, and several Four Winds Casinos team members were at the Food Bank of Northern Indiana, in South Bend, to hand out 200 food boxes. Another 250 boxes were also provided to Pokagon Band citizens. Additional recipient organizations included Feeding America Michigan, Feeding America Indiana, and Decatur Human Services in Decatur, MI.
“The Pokagon Band and our Four Winds Casinos sympathize with families and individuals who are struggling this holiday season,” said Rebecca Richards, Tribal Council Chairwoman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi. “We hope our efforts, along with the assistance of several local organizations, will bring some comfort to all recipients.”
“We are very proud of the generosity of the Pokagon Band and our Four Winds team members that volunteer to be part of this very special annual program,” said Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos. “We hope this donation can be a source of comfort and holiday cheer for all the recipients.”
“The Christmas season can be even more challenging for families, and these food boxes will be a source of comfort and cheer for many,” said Marijo Martinec, Executive Director and CEO of the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. “We are grateful for our continued long-term partnership with the Pokagon Band and its Four Winds Casinos to help feed the hungry.”