MGM Resorts Las Vegas Has Donated 5 Million Meals to Those in Need

MGM Resorts is known for operating high-end casinos and hotels in Las Vegas and beyond. But the organization can now add “nutrition security” to its resume.

On Monday, the company announced that its Feeding Forward program has surpassed its goal of donating 5 million meals to communities in need by 2025. It has also distributed about $375,000 in grants to organizations that fight food insecurity in the communities where its properties operate.

To achieve that goal, MGM Resorts donated unused food from the casinos and hotels that it runs in Southern Nevada, which happens to include some of the best resorts in Las Vegas. In 2023 alone, nearly 1.2 million meals were donated.

“This incredible achievement is the result of innovation, creative drive and the hard work of our people, all of which allows us to recover food of all types at a significant scale and help our neighbors struggling with food insecurity,” said Jyoti Chopra, MGM Resorts’ chief of people, inclusion, and sustainability.

The donated meals then went to organizations that fight food insecurity throughout the region. The food comes at a critical time, since, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, one in eight people in Southern Nevada struggle with nutrition security.

Additionally, Ronald McDonald House Charities was able to distribute about 5,200 meals to children in the area because of the MGM Resorts Las Vegas Taste of Home Dinner program.

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Media credit: Image courtesy of mgmresorts.com

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