In a sea of heartbreaking information amid the coronavirus outbreak, it's great to see so many people and organizations doing the right thing.

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Harrah's, and
Bally's casinos in Atlantic City are donating their unused food to local food banks and to the AC Rescue Mission now that the casinos are on hiatus due to the spread of the virus.

Imaginably, it's a devastating time for the casino properties, to be completely shutdown and unable to operate. Economically, it could be a nightmare. But to put the financial implications aside to think of the greater good of the community is commendable. Especially because the resources of local food banks will be severely strained as more and more families lose paychecks.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino also reportedly donated the following, according to

  • Fresh eggs 960 dozen
  • Hard boiled eggs 480 lbs.
  • Fresh orange juice 200 gallons
  • Whole milk 313 gallons
  • Deli meats 1200 lbs.
  • Peeled potatoes 2600 lbs.
  • Whole fresh fruits 3000 lbs.
  • Fresh tomatoes 1400 lbs.
  • Fresh asparagus 280 lbs.
  • Fresh broccoli 320 lbs.
  • Fresh carrots 450lbs.
  • Fresh Chinese noodles 250lbs.
  • Assorted Fruits /vegetables 1600 lbs.
  • Sliced breads 55 loafs

In addition, there is a call for anyone with leftover food and produce to local animal rescues.

Coronavirus knows no race or social status. This pandemic has put us all on an even playing field. All of us, vulnerable. Helping each other through this crisis is about all we CAN do. I swear, every time I type something like this that my eyes tear up, thinking about how fragile the situation is.

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