MGM Donates Meals to Poor - Thursday 12th of May 2005

The MGM Grand Detroit Casino gave away more than 83,000 meals last year. But that has nothing to do with free steak dinners for high rollers or comped trips to the buffet for steady players. "The downtown casino is donating huge amounts of leftover food -- mostly from its bounteous eight-station buffet -- to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Metro Detroit for distribution to the poor.

"Beginning last year, MGM began rotating food from its buffet and packaging it into one-pound, single servings. The casino donated more than 40 tons of food -- mostly nutritious, high-protein fare -- in 2004. "In the past, MGM threw away such leftover food as it refreshed its buffet, said Jay Dee Clayton, MGM executive vice president "…Besides the food, MGM provides the free use of a 'cold room' -- a salad preparation room deep inside its food operations area where a constant 38-degree temperature is maintained for healthy food-handling conditions…"

Detroit News

Other news from around the same time

Tourist Wins Record Pokie Jackpot - Thursday 12th of May 2005

"A German tourist has more than paid for his Australian holiday after winning a record $900,000 (US$....


Company Purchases 50 Acres near Reno - Thursday 12th of May 2005

Station Casinos Inc. said Tuesday that it is buying 50 acres of property south of Reno. The company ....


Harrah’s-Caesars merger gets OK from casino board - Thursday 12th of May 2005

Dismissing antitrust warnings, New Jersey casino regulators Tuesday approved a $9.4 billion merger t....


Dermot Desmond to open casino in capital - Thursday 12th of May 2005

The move marks a growing interest in the betting and gaming business by the financier, who is a majo....


Glazer 'must explain casino link' - Thursday 12th of May 2005

The US National Football League (NFL) has asked Tampa Bay Buccaneers owner Malcolm Glazer to explain....


Island rival challenges Blackpool’s casino ambitions with Stanley’s backing - Thursday 12th of May 2005

Stanley Casinos and The Island entertainment complex in St Anne’s on the Lancashire coast are in d....


Torrance policeman accused of cheating at Las Vegas casino - Thursday 12th of May 2005

A police officer was arrested for allegedly cheating at blackjack with the help of a dealer at the S....


Harrah's acquisition of Caesars advances with N.J. approval - Thursday 12th of May 2005

Harrah's Entertainment Inc. expects to complete its acquisition of Caesars Entertainment Inc. on or ....


Judge lays cards on table, forbids poker - Thursday 12th of May 2005

The expert witnesses came from Las Vegas, the Bahamas and Florida to testify that poker is chiefly a....


Camelot aims for third lottery licence after hitting jackpot - Thursday 12th of May 2005

THE public has rekindled its love affair with the National Lottery by spending an extra £150m a yea....