COARSEGOLD — Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino will become an official food distribution center.
The effort to temporarily re-purpose operations at the resort is meant “to help Madera County residents who find themselves in need,” resort officials announced Wednesday morning.
The food pick-up site is located at the casino’s open-air porte cochere, located at 711 Lucky Lane.
Distribution efforts begin this week and will remain open to Madera County residents on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. “until further notice,” according to the press release issued by Chukchansi public relations representatives today.
“The Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians is proud to partner with the Manna House, the Mountain Area Youth Organization and the Boys & Girls Club of Oakhurst to help provide food essentials for those in mountain communities such as Oakhurst, Ahwahnee, North Fork and Coarsegold,” the release stated.
Additional partner drop-off locations include the Oakhurst Community Center and the Wasuma Elementary School parking lot.
“It’s important to continue to serve our community as much as we can in these unprecedented circumstances,” said Deann Kamalani, director of marketing for Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casino. “While our doors are temporarily closed, our hearts go out to everyone impacted by COVID-19 and we want to help ensure those who find themselves in need, don’t go hungry during these challenging times.”
Our community will get through this and until then, we are committed to doing what we can to help,” Kamalani added.
For more information, visit www.ChukchansiGold.com or call 1-866-794-6946.