Pokagon Band, Four Winds Casinos Donate 1,000 Easter Food Boxes

Four Winds Casino

NEW BUFFALO, MI – The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and its Four Winds Casinos will donate 1,000 food boxes to help those in need during the Easter holiday on Sunday, March 31. The distribution will be coordinated by Four Winds and Feeding America Indiana through 11 different locations. Pokagon Band citizens in need will also be among the recipients. Each food box contains a ham, potatoes au gratin, canned carrots, canned corn, and banana bread. The Pokagon Band and its Four Winds Casinos previously donated 1,000 food boxes in November of 2023 for Thanksgiving and 1,000 food boxes in December of 2023 for Christmas. 

Four Winds will make a portion of the donated Easter food boxes available at the following locations: 

  • Action Ministry Center in Dowagiac
  • Caring Connections in Benton Harbor
  • Cooperating Ministries in Hartford
  • Lawrence United Methodist
  • Marcellus Community Food Pantry

Feeding America Indiana will make a portion of the donated Easter food boxes available at the following locations: 

  • Broadway Christian Parish in South Bend
  • Clay Church in South Bend
  • Community Food Pantry of St. Joseph County
  • First United Methodist Church in South Bend
  • MAC Albright in Mishawaka
  • River Park Food Pantry in South Bend       

“We are very proud that we can continue our tradition of giving this Easter holiday,” said Rebecca Richards, Tribal Council Chairwoman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. “It is our hope that these food boxes are a source of comfort to those in need. We’d also like to thank our partners in Michigan and Indiana and the 11 locations for coordinating the distribution.” 

Feeding America is the largest hunger-relief organization in the U.S. Through a network of more than 200 food banks, 21 statewide food bank associations, and over 60,000 partner agencies, food pantries and meal programs, the organization provided 5.2 billion meals to tens of millions of people in need last year.