Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge to Kick off the 5 for 25 Food Drive Benefiting
the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
BATON ROUGE, La. -- July 31, 2013
Upon hearing the news of bare shelves at the local food bank, Hollywood Casino
Baton Rouge today announced they will host a food drive to benefit the Greater
Baton Rouge Food Bank. The 5 for 25 Food Drive will run from August 5 - 25 at
Hollywood Casino in downtown Baton Rouge. Each individual who donates 5
non-perishable items will receive a 25% discount at The Epic Buffet. Along
with the public, Hollywood Casino employees will do their part as well.
Employees are asked to voluntarily donate non-perishable items; and to create
a little friendly departmental competition, the winning department will
receive a celebratory party. Any employee donating at least 5 items will be
allowed to dress down on a jeans and t-shirt day. As added incentive for
public and employee participation, Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge will match 25
cents for every non-perishable item donated.
Hollywood Casino General Manager Jim Rigot said, “Hollywood Casino is
committed to helping Baton Rouge and surrounding communities. We wanted to do
our part by creating awareness and community involvement. By running this 5
for 25 promotion, it allows Hollywood Casino to become involved and allows our
community an opportunity to donate as well. Hopefully together we can help the
Food Bank fill their shelves during this time of shortage.”
Those who donate can enjoy their 25% discount for lunch or dinner. The Epic
Buffet is open daily and features endless selections from around the world.
Participants can also take advantage of specialty buffets such as Thursday
Night Crab Legs, Friday Night Seafood, Down Home Southern Saturdays, and
Sunday Champagne Brunch.
The 5 for 25 Food Drive will benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank which
is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose purpose is to feed the hungry in
Baton Rouge and the surrounding parishes by providing food and educational
outreach through faith-based and other community partners.
For more information about the 5 for 25 Food Drive please visit
About Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge
The more than 95,000-square-foot Hollywood Casino Baton Rouge opened for
business downtown as Casino Rouge in 1994 and currently employs 600 local
residents. The property, which is owned by Penn National Gaming, Inc. (PENN:
Nasdaq), was re-branded in February 2007 following an $8.5 million renovation
that included all updated interiors, renovated landside operations, new retail
offerings, an expanded live entertainment venue, and memorabilia from iconic
movies and celebrities. For more information, go to www.hollywoodbr.com.
Joel Loots, 225-709-8798
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