Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk recently kicked off their sponsorship of Food Bank of the Rockies’ Senior Totes of Hope™ Program! Ameristar is now the sole sponsor of this program providing totes of nutritious food, such as fruits, vegetable, low-fat dairy products and whole grain breads, to 570 low income seniors each month.
On Wednesday, Sept 7th, Ameristar staff arrived at FBR to spend time packing totes that they later hand delivered to Seniors at Westgate Towers, one of the sites receiving the Totes of Hope. This program is designed to provide food items that seniors typically don’t receive or can not afford. This would not be possible without the support of Ameristar, which will donate $10,000 each year to support this program. Over the course of the past three years, Ameristar has donated $25,375 to FBR, which is equivalent to approximately 101,500 meals.
“Helping local senior adults is a focus for us at Ameristar,” said Andy Hamblen, Senior Vice President and General Manager. “It is truly an honor to fully fund the program and help so many people who need it the most.”
THANKS to Ameristar for their dedication to fighting hunger and feeding hope for a population that is so often overlooked. Their efforts will go a very long way for 570 Seniors who so desperately need food assistance.