Resorts Casino Hotel on Friday said it donated $25,000 to The Community FoodBank of New Jersey’s Southern Branch and $25,000 to the Jewish Family Services of Atlantic and Cape May counties (JFS).
Morris Bailey, the owner of Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City – a Mohegan Sun property, made the contribution on April 23.
“During this very difficult time, so many regions are struggling with countless community services that are in need of support,” said Bailey. “I am honored to be able to be in a position to help two vital groups in our South Jersey area, The Food Bank of South Jersey and JFS, with financial assistance. My family and I, along with our team at Resorts Casino Hotel, are incredibly thankful for the dedicated hard work that organizations like these two provide, especially now.”
The funds for The Community FoodBank of New Jersey will assist in their emergency work related to COVID-19 relief.
This food bank, founded in 1975, is the leading anti-hunger organization in the state, with facilities in Egg Harbor Township and Hillside. It has experienced a 60 percent increase in need, coupled with a 55 percent decrease in product donations due to COVID-19.
The donation to JFS, which specializes in counseling, mental health services, homeless programs, vocational services and more throughout Atlantic and Cape May counties, will support elevated food pantry services, homeless support, counseling and additional emergency assistance needed during the current public health crisis.
“Atlantic County economy is one of the most affected in the country. JFS is grateful for the generous gift from Resorts Casino Hotel. This donation will assure essential JFS services are available for those who need us today, tomorrow and the coming weeks,” said JFS Chief Executive Officer Andrea Steinberg.