Temecula: Over 4,400 Pounds of Food Donated to the Needy by Pechanga Casino Poker & Bingo Players


The Donated Food went to the Restock the Shelves Campaign at Local Food Banks

Poker and bingo players at Pechanga Resort and Casino took part in this year’s the Restock the Shelves campaign. The event netted over 4,400 pounds of non-perishable food for the Community Mission of Hope.

Throughout the month of January, Pechanga Poker and Pechanga Bingo players successfully helped Restock the Shelves of the Community Mission of Hope with 4,400 pounds of non-perishable foods.

It more than doubled the amount from Pechanga’s initiative last year (1,900 lbs.). The Restock the Shelves campaign supports the regional assistance organization by replenishing their depleted food supplies after the incredibly busy November and December holidays. The Community Mission of Hope services more than 400 residents and families of Murrieta, Temecula, Anza, and Aguanga and beyond each month. It’s the only one of its kind in the Temecula region.

Throughout January, players had the opportunity to bring donations of non-perishable food items in exchange for valuable incentives. Bingo players who brought in two cans of non-perishable food items received one free earlybird game pack with their buy-in for matinee and evening sessions.

Pechanga Poker players competing in weekday tournaments received a head start on chips for bringing in non-perishables. Those who brought two canned goods received 500 bonus starting tournament chips and those with three or more canned items received 1,000 bonus starting chips.

The Restock the Shelves food donation campaign is put on at Pechanga in conjunction with Ante Up Magazine and Blue Shark Optics. Ante Up and Blue Shark Optics team up with poker rooms in regions across the countries to host Restock the Shelves events each January.

This is the Pechanga Poker Room’s fourth year participating and Pechanga Bingo’s second.

Press Release Provided By the Pechanga Resort & Casino

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