MGM Resorts is donating 400,000 meals to communities in need
The company is also launching an emergency relief fund for employees
MGM Resorts have announced that they’re donating almost half a million pounds of food to those who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic across the US. That’s the equivalent of 400,000 meals.
MGM had to close down its casinos, hotels and other locations around the country as a result of the crisis. So it decided to donate more than 480,000 pounds of food to the communities where MGM properties are based.
The company is working with food banks to make sure all available fresh food from the resorts is quickly and safely donated to charitable organizations in underserved areas.
The global entertainment company has also launched a $1 million emergency fund for its employees.
"As we confront extraordinary events and an unprecedented global pandemic crisis, we know that this is an extremely challenging and uncertain time for many of our employees, their families, friends and neighbors and we are committed to help those in need," said Bill Hornbuckle, Acting CEO and President of MGM Resorts International. "We have done a number of things to help our colleagues, including significantly expanding eligibility coverage for the MGM Employee Emergency Grant Fund. MGM Resorts International is donating $1 million towards disaster relief to offer additional support to employees impacted by the crisis and who may be experiencing hardships."
Hornbuckle added, "We've also stepped up our commitment to communities around the country. Over the past week, MGM has donated the equivalent of 400,000 meals through local food banks to alleviate food insecurity in the United States."
Through a new program launched in November, MGM Resorts aims to donate five million meals by 2025.
"In battling the current global crisis, at MGM Resorts we intend to embrace humanity, exemplify inclusion and exhibit compassion. Our commitment to our employees and the communities in which we operate, conduct business and serve our customers, remains steadfast," said Jyoti Chopra, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Sustainability Officer for MGM Resorts International.