December 20, 2000 - Majestic Star Casino Sponsored Holiday Food Drive
Second Harvest Food bank Holiday Recipients
Buffington Harbor, Ind- Majestic Star Casino collected over 1,000 non-perishable food items during its recent two-day food drive. Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, was the beneficiary of this first annual event. More than 300 casino guests and 77 Majestic Star employees donated non-perishable items. Everyone who contributed to the food drive received a free Majestic T-shirt.
“We were delighted to donate 17 cratefuls of non-perishable items to Second Harvest,” said Chareice White, community relations manager. “Their organization assists 100 agencies in seven counties and we hope Majestic's contribution helped to make a difference during this holiday season to several families in need.”
Majestic Star Casino has a long history of community involvement including charitable contributions, community sponsorship and volunteerism. In addition to its contractual giving, the casino has contributed more than $1 million in voluntary charitable donations since opening in 1996.
Majestic Star Casino is located in Buffington Harbor in Gary, Ind.-just 20 minutes from Chicago. Buffington Harbor is the only gaming facility in Northwest Indiana with boarding times every hour. Other casinos only allow boarding every two hours. Restaurants include Harbor Steakhouse, Sho Ki Noodle Sushi Bar, Skyline Buffet, Miller Pizza, Harbor Treats and Jackpot Java.