SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY (November 22, 2017) – Just in time for the holidays, Saratoga Casino Hotel donated a variety of food and goods to local charity groups in the Capital Region.
On Wednesday, November 15 the casino offered up over 400 pounds of food and personal hygiene products to The Food Pantries for the Capital District. The items were collected from casino guests, and then matched by the casino. The Food Pantries estimate the donation will go a long way in a time when it is needed most.
“We are all so grateful to the community for the food collected by Saratoga Casino Hotel,” said Natasha Pernicka, Executive Director of The Food Pantries for the Capital District. “The 400 pounds of food and hygiene products will provide more than 300 meals to our neighbors in need. Partnerships like this are a win-win, especially during this time of year when people are further challenged to make ends meet and celebrate the holidays with dignity.”
Then on Friday, November 17, Saratoga Casino Hotel made a sizeable donation to the Saratoga Springs Code Blue Shelter. Located at the Soul Saving Station on Henry Street, Code Blue offers a safe haven to the homeless population of Saratoga Springs during dangerously cold temperatures. In total, over $500 worth of food and supplies were delivered to Code Blue by the casino’s ‘Hands For Hope’ community outreach team.
“The holidays are a good time for us to take a moment and lend a helping hand to those who need it most in our community,” said Skip Carlson, Vice President of External Affairs at Saratoga Casino Hotel. “We’re happy to pitch in with our guests to help these two very important organizations in our community.”
Pictured: Members of Saratoga Casino Hotel’s ‘Hands For Hope’ community outreach team with Cheryl Murphy-Parant of Code Blue.