ATLANTIC CITY – Resorts Casino Hotel announced today that it has donated $25,000 to The Community FoodBank of New Jersey Southern Branch and $25,000 to the Jewish Family Services of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. Resorts owner Morris Bailey made the contribution on Thursday, April 23.
“During this very difficult time, so many regions are struggling with countless community services that are in need of support,” Bailey said. “I am honored to be able to be in a position to help two vital groups in our South Jersey area…with financial assistance. My family and I, along with our team at Resorts Casino Hotel, are incredibly thankful of the dedicated hard work that organizations like these two provide, especially now.”
The funds will assist the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in its emergency work during the novel coronavirus pandemic. Founded in 1975, the food bank is the leading anti-hunger organization in the state, with facilities in Egg Harbor Township and Hillside. The food bank has experienced a 60% increase in need coupled with a 55% decrease in product donations due to COVID-19.
The donation to Jewish Family Services of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, which specializes in counseling, mental health services, homeless programs, vocational services, will support the 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 CEO Andrea Steinberg said. “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.”
For more information on the food bank, visit CFBNJ.org. For more information on JFS, visit jfsatlantic.org.