Delivery of food was made on March 19th, after the temporary closure of Mohegan Sun
UNCASVILLE, CT (March 20, 2020) – Mohegan Sun, which has enjoyed a long and impactful relationship with The United Way of Southeastern Connecticut (UWSECT), sent two truckloads of food (equivalent to nearly 15,000 meals) to the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank in New London, CT this week.
Faced with refrigerators full of food across various Mohegan Sun dining outlets, and a temporary closure just underway due to the emerging global health crisis, Mohegan Sun jumped into action with community partners, UWSECT, to donate what amounted to twenty pallets of food that included fruit, vegetables, dairy products and other perishable food items. The donation will be combined with additional donated foods at Gemma E. Moran, and will be shared amongst a network of 60+ traditional pantries across Southeastern Connecticut and UWSECT’s ten monthly mobile food pantry distributions.
“It’s been a tough week for many communities and businesses alike, but to team up with United Way of Southeastern CT and ensure we make good use of a significant amount of surplus food, was really inspiring,” said Jeff Hamilton, President & General Manager of Mohegan Sun. “We’re incredibly thankful to everyone who was involved in this effort and hope it is a positive contribution to the dedicated work that organizations like United Way and food centers like Gemma E. Moran do every day.”
For more information on United Way of Southeastern Connecticut or to help more of their causes, visit: uwsect.org/
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