Derby City Gaming & Hotel Donates Over $14k to Blessings in a Backpack Louisville Chapter Through Donation Station Initiative

LOUISVILLE, KY., (October 13, 2023) – Derby City Gaming & Hotel (“Derby City”) today celebrated the donation of $14,800 to Blessings in a Backpack Louisville Chapter (“BIB”) through their Donation Station initiative. Funds raised will benefit the organizations mission to provide food on the weekend to school-aged children who otherwise might go hungry. In total, BIB will be able to immediately provide food for 98 children through this impactful donation.

Launched in October of 2021, the Derby City Donation Stations allow for guests to donate cash, coins and winning tickets to support a designated quarterly non-profit beneficiary. The initiative has successfully raised over $58k for Kentuckiana based organizations including: Volunteers of America Mid-States, Wesley House Community Services and Christopher 2X Gamechangers.

“Blessings in a Backpack feeds kids on the weekend that qualify for federal free and reduced lunch program. Many times, the kids that we serve depend on these meals during the week of school, but when they go home for the weekend, they have nothing to eat, so that’s where Blessings in a Backpack comes in.” said Kim Holsclaw, Managing Director of BIB Louisville Chapter. “Every Friday we hand a bag of food directly to the kids and this food sustains them over the weekend for 65 hours until they return to school on Monday.”

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About Blessings in a Backpack

Blessings in a Backpack mobilizes communities, individuals and resources to provide food on the weekends for school-aged children across America who might otherwise go hungry. As a leader in the movement to end childhood hunger, Blessings in a Backpack strives to ensure children do not go hungry on the weekends by empowering individuals and communities to take action. Blessings in a Backpack is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. During the 2022–2023 school year, they distributed more than 3.3 million bags of ready-to-eat food to children at 1,270 schools in 46 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

About Derby City Gaming & Hotel

Located approximately five miles from both the Louisville International Airport and the historic Churchill Downs Racetrack, Derby City Gaming & Hotel is a 228,000 regional gaming destination featuring over 1,300 state-of-the-art Historical Racing Machines with over 220 popular game themes. The entertainment venue also includes a 123-room hotel, dedicated smoking and gaming patio with over 260 games, Race & Sports Book, along with locally-inspired food and beverage offerings including its signature Oliver’s Chophouse & Bourbon bar, spacious center bar, sports bar and two casual dining locations.

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