Four Winds Casinos donate 1,200 food baskets to families in need for Holidays
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians Four Winds® Casinos
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds® Casinos announced a donation of 1,200 baskets of food to those in need across northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. Employees at Four Winds Casinos, in cooperation with several local organizations, began delivering the baskets on November 20, including 200 baskets in South Bend distributed to families through the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Each basket includes a turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn and a pumpkin loaf cake.
Organizations participating in the basket delivery include:
- The Food Bank of Northern Indiana in South Bend, Indiana
- Pokagon Band of Potawatomi in Dowagiac, Michigan
- Feeding America Indiana
- Feeding America Michigan
- Decatur Human Services
“We’re deeply aware that hunger is something faced every day by individuals and families in our region. It’s particularly challenging during the holidays,” said Matthew Wesaw, Chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. “It’s why we’re honored to work with these community agencies whose mission is to fight and eliminate hunger.”
“We are proud to sponsor this community project every year,” said Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos. “Knowing many of those who benefit are our neighbors, it’s personal to us. Our staff looks forward to helping each year and this is a wonderful opportunity to help those in need.”
About The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ sovereignty was reaffirmed under legislation signed into law by President Clinton in September of 1994. The Pokagon Band is dedicated to providing community development initiatives such as housing, education, family services, medical care and cultural preservation for its approximately 5,000 citizens. The Pokagon Band’s 10-county service area includes four counties in Southwestern Michigan and six in Northern Indiana. Its main administrative offices are located in Dowagiac, Mich., with a satellite office in South Bend, Ind. In 2007, it opened Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich., followed by Four Winds Hartford in 2011 and Four Winds Dowagiac in 2013. Four Winds South Bend opened January 16, 2018. It owns and operates a variety of business via Mno-Bmadsen, the tribe’s non-gaming investment enterprise. More information is available at www.pokagonband-nsn.gov, www.fourwindscasino.com and www.mno-bmadsen.com.