Aquarius Announces Sixth Annual
“Feed A Family” Program
LAUGHLIN, NV – October 31, 2017 – For the sixth consecutive year, Aquarius Casino Resort announces the return of the highly successful “Feed A Family” program, an ace | PLAY™ member points contribution program which helps local families who struggle with hunger during the holidays.
From Wednesday, November 1 through Monday, December 25, 2017, ace | PLAY card members can contribute points that will go directly to putting a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal on the table of a local tri-state family in need.
The program’s success has continued to grow. Since the beginning we have fed 5,246 families or 20,984 people thanks to the incredible generosity of its ace | PLAY members who contributed points to the program! Last year alone, Aquarius was able to feed 1,240 families, that’s 4,960 people. Aquarius is asking loyal ace | PLAY members to help top that number this year.
“We have witnessed the incredible kindness and generosity of our ace | PLAY members, and the success of this program is due to their willingness to give back to the community,” said Aquarius Casino Resort General Manager Sean Hammond. “Our goal is to make giving easy. There are so many families in our area that need just a little bit of assistance. We want to help make everyone’s holiday feel like a holiday.”
For every 12,000 ace | PLAY points contributed, Aquarius will purchase a box of holiday food items large enough for a family of four, including a 7 pound ham or a 12 pound turkey for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Plus potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls, cranberry sauce, stuffing, pie, and whipped cream, and donate it to food banks to distribute to local families. Contributions less than 12,000 points will be combined with other members’ points. Guest and Team Members of Aquarius can also donate cash to the program.
The Aquarius plans to help families in the tri-state community by working with these organizations: Colorado River Food Bank, Laughlin, NV; Food For Families, Bullhead City, AZ; Caring Hearts Food Ministry, Inc., Bullhead City, AZ; Golden Valley Food Bank, Golden Valley, AZ; Kingman Food Bank, Kingman, AZ; Cornerstone Mission, Kingman, AZ; The Interagency Council Food Bank, Lake Havasu City, AZ; Women’s Club of Needles, Needles, CA; and United Methodist, Fort Mohave, AZ.
The 6th Annual Christmas Tree Silent Auction begins Thanksgiving weekend. We will be auctioning off 10 individually-themed Christmas trees adorned with ornaments donated by Aquarius guests. They will be available for bidding beginning on Saturday, November 25, 2017.
For more information on the “Feed a Family” program, go to AquariusCasinoResort.com, or call 702-298-5028 or visit the ace | PLAY Center inside Aquarius.
Arizona is one of the worst states in the United States when it comes to child hunger. In Arizona, 1 in 4 children; 1 in 5 adults; and 1 in 7 seniors struggle with hunger every day. Children are more vulnerable to poverty and food-insecurity because they have to rely on others. The latest U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey showed that 27.0% of children under the age of 18 in Arizona lived in poverty in 2014. 28.2% of children in Arizona have food-insecurity.
Nevada also experiences food-insecurity, in regards to children. In Clark County, more than 64% of children receive free and reduced-price meals. The child food-insecurity rate in Nevada is 28.1%, almost the same amount as Arizona.
Unemployment is another factor that affects the rate of food-insecurity and poverty. In August, 2016, both Arizona and Nevada were in the top rankings for highest unemployment rates in the United States. A great way to help combat the food-insecurity problem is to donate to local food banks that can distribute needed provisions and nutrition to these children.
For additional information about Aquarius Casino Resort, including reservation information, visit AquariusCasinoResort.com.
About Aquarius Casino Resort: Aquarius Casino Resort is the largest 24-hour gaming resort in Laughlin providing 1,906 rooms and suites and a 57,000-square-foot casino offering 1,250 state-of-the-art slot machines, the widest variety of favorite table games, and an all new non-smoking race and sportsbook. The Aquarius Casino Resort offers multiple amenities including restaurants to serve every taste from fine dining to casual dining – For more information, please call (800) 662-5825 or (702) 298-5111. For further information visit www.AquariusCasinoResort.com and check out the Special Offers and packages section.