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RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS WELCOME THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH COMMUNITY KITCHEN PITTSBURGH
Casino Team Members Donate Turkeys and Prepare Holiday Meals with Local Charity Organization
PITTSBURGH — Nov. 17, 2016 — The Rivers Casino Community Champions will visit the headquarters of Community Kitchen Pittsburgh today to take part in a meal-packing project to benefit local families just in time for Thanksgiving. Team Members from the casino will be on-hand from 9 a.m.—3 p.m. and have donated about 50 turkeys to the cause.
Meals packed by the Community Champions will benefit Operation SafetyNet, a program focused on feeding homeless individuals throughout the cold winter months, and the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, which provides food for Thanksgiving meals to local families in need.
“The holidays bring out the giving spirit among our whole team,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino. “We are proud to partner with Community Kitchen Pittsburgh on this Thanksgiving project.”
Community Kitchen Pittsburgh is a mission-based, multi-faceted food service company. Its goals include workforce development, community-engaged social enterprise and food waste reduction. The organization provides culinary-based, on-the-job training and support to individuals with barriers to employment. Community Kitchen Pittsburgh prepares and delivers thousands of meals every day to food-insecure residents throughout the city.
“Thank you to the Rivers Casino Community Champions for contributing to our neighbors in need this holiday season,” said Jennifer Flanagan, executive director of Community Kitchen Pittsburgh.
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Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, "Best Overall Gaming Resort" in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and "Best Overall Casino" in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features more than 2,900 slots, 83 table games, a 30-table poker room, nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multipurpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. Already, more than $631 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit riverscasino.com.
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