1,800 pounds of food, supplies donated
Rock Island, Ill. (March 20, 2020) – Jumer’s Casino & Hotel and its associates worked to package and deliver approximately 1,800 pounds of food to The RiverCenter’s Safe Community Kitchen Program. Donated food items included fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy products, meats, prepared food and more.
In conjunction with Quad City Food Rescue Programs, The RiverCenter in Davenport, Iowa, is rolling out a three-phase “Safe Community Kitchen” Program that calls on local chefs to create prepackaged meals for homeless shelters.
The meals are prepared in a safe, sanitized environment, and tracked by weight, date and time. Individuals in need can pick up the meals at The RiverCenter/Adler Theatre Gourmet from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. A family meal pick-up is being organized for later in the day, which will include salads, sides and a main entrée.
“As difficult as it is for us to be temporarily closed, we’re glad that we can still help support our community,” said Travis Hankins, general manager of Jumer’s Casino & Hotel. “We hope the food donation and involvement of our chefs will help our neighbors in need during this trying time.”
Donated food went to community organizations under the Quad City Food Rescue Program, including:
The organizations above directly benefit Chefy Bear Meals on Wheels senior citizens lunch drop-off program, children’s breakfast and lunch replacement meals, Salvation Army meals programs, Humility of Mary meals, and the Adler Theatre and RiverCenter’s Curbside Soup Program.
Jumer’s Casino & Hotel, which is owned and operated by Delaware North, is joining properties across the company in helping their local communities during the shutdowns and closures as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.