Presque Isle Downs & Casino Collects a Record 31,292 Lbs of Food for Charity

Erie, PA, December 31, 2011 --( Presque Isle Downs & Casino collected a record 32,292 lbs of food for those less fortunate through the Second Harvest Food Bank this year. The previous record was 24,000 lbs.

The casino employees donated a total of 3365 lbs of food and the casino’s customers contributed 27,927 lbs.

“We think the program was a huge success,” said Luisa Marengo-Heifner, Presque Isle Downs and Casino Human Resources Director. “We are very happy with the results and proud of our employees and our customers.”

The Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania is dedicated to providing subsistence support to individuals in dire need of help in their 11 county Northwest Pennsylvania service area. During fiscal year 2010-11, Second Harvest distributed more than 8.3 million pounds of food.

“Presque Isle Downs and Casino is dedicated to being a good citizen in this community,” said Fred Buro, Presque Isle Downs and Casino President and Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of parent company MTR Gaming Group Inc. “We enjoy our responsibility which helps those around us who are in need, and we are always going to do our best to make a difference in their lives.”

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MTR Gaming Group Inc.
Fred Buro