Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians
The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, through the Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation, held its second annual drive-thru food distribution event on Thursday, November 18 at The Links at Rolling Hills Casino and Resort. The Paskenta Tribe distributed food boxes ahead of the holiday season to 2,500 Red Bluff/Corning households, with an overall value of $200,000. In addition, 150 volunteers came together to assemble and distribute food boxes to the community.
“With the holidays quickly approaching, we wanted to increase our support to donate thousands of food boxes to our community in an effort to lessen the food insecurities many in our region face," said Tribal Chairman Andrew “Dru” Alejandre. "As community partners, we are proud to continue supporting efforts that improve our communities and the quality of life in the region. We are also thankful to have received such overwhelming support from our volunteers whose efforts helped bring joy to families in our communities ahead of the holidays."
The Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation held its inaugural food box distribution event in 2020 where they provided food for 2,000 households in the community. This year, the foundation raised its contributions to provide food boxes to 500 more Red Bluff/Corning households. While most food boxes were donated at the event, the tribe partnered with a range of local organizations to identify and distribute boxes to 350 specific families in need. These organizations include: Red Bluff High School, Tehama County Department of Education, Tehama County Health Services Agency, Northern California Child Development, Inc. (NCCDI), Dignity Health, Tehama County Department of Social Services Foster/homeless program, Red Bluff High School, Centennial High School and Evergreen Union School District.
In addition, Corning Rotary distributed a limited number of food boxes at the Rancho Tehama Community Center, a satellite location of the main event. The food items donated included whole chickens, dairy, eggs, a number of canned foods, dry goods and more.
As an economic driver in the region, the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians has established a long-standing commitment to help the community, they have contributed over $9 million dollars locally through the Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation to benefit local health, safety and education programs. For more information about the Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation, please visit: www.paskentanomlakifoundation.com.
About the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians
The Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians owns Rolling Hills Casino & Resort, which includes the Casino, three restaurants, two conference centers, a Brewery & Distillery, RV Park and Travel Center, The Equestrian Center at Rolling Hills and The Links at Rolling Hills Golf Course. They employ over 500 team members, most of whom work full time with health care benefits and 401k options. Each year, hundreds of thousands of guests visit Rolling Hills Casino, bringing with them tourist dollars that benefit the local economy. The Casino and the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians are strong community partners supporting local programs through generous grants and sponsorships. The Paskenta Nomlaki Foundation donates hundreds of thousands of dollars to community organizations each year, with over $9 million donated to benefit local health, safety and education programs.