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SOUTH BEND, Ind.- Four Winds Casino and the local Pokagon Band donated boxes of food to the community on Thursday, just in time for the holidays.

Over 1,000 boxes of food including a ham, potatoes, stuffing, corn, cranberries, and an apple pie were packed up and donated by the Potowatami Indians and casino workers.

The boxes were given out at Four Winds Casino in the morning and delivered to the South Bend Food Bank, food pantries in Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan, Decatur Human Services, and Feeding America in Benton Harbor.

Scott Brewster, the Senior Vice President of Four Winds Casinos, said that the donation is rooted in Native American tradition. “We prosper, everyone prospers. The Native American community- when we have, we all have. We're not giving the farm away, but we'll do everything we can to assist others, especially at these time frames.”

Nearly 200 meals were given out at the food bank alone, and bags of apples and oranges were also given to the families in need.

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