MGM Resorts Employees Donate 98 Tons of Canned Food to Three Square Food Bank, Set New Record for the Largest Food Drive Donation 2nd Year in a Row
Donation more than doubles previous record, will provide 150,000 meals to Southern Nevada's hungry
Las Vegas, NV (November 21, 2011) – MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) today completed the largest employee-donated canned food drive to Three Square Food Bank, with the delivery of the last of a donation of more than 98 tons of canned food. The previous record donation was also set by MGM Resorts employees.
A commemorative celebration was held in Three Square's "MGM Resorts Volunteer Room", a room vital to the food distribution process and named last year following MGM Resorts' donation of 38 tons of canned food.
"MGM Resorts has always been a strong supporter of our efforts, but this year's donation has far exceeded all expectations," said Brian Burton, President and CEO of Three Square. "We are deeply grateful to MGM Resorts for their generosity and this heartfelt donation which will go a long way in the fight against hunger."
The 98 tons of food donated by MGM Resorts employees will provide more than 151,045 meals to the nearly 100,000 individuals Three Square serves monthly through its Program Partners program.
In addition to canned food, MGM Resorts has donated more than $225,000 to Three Square through its corporate giving program and the employee-funded MGM Resorts Foundation has donated more than $77,000 since 2007.
"As a leader in the hospitality industry, and a socially responsible corporation, our service extends well beyond our properties," said Bill Hornbuckle, Chief Marketing Officer of MGM Resorts and Three Square Board Member. "Our employees take much pride in not only serving our guests with excellence, but also in helping those in our community with compassion and care."
MGM Resorts employees have lent in-kind support to Three Square, including professional services support and hundreds of employee volunteers. MGM Resorts employees have performed more than 16,700 hours of volunteer work at Three Square since operations began.
Today's event marked the culmination of a robust month-long competition between Las Vegas MGM Resorts properties. The winning property was determined by dividing the total food weight donated per property, by the number of employees at each property. Mandalay Bay won the competition having raised 10.56 pounds of food per employee.
About Three Square
Three Square was established to end hunger in the valley by providing wholesome, nutritious food to non-profit organizations that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans in need. A national model project inspired by Eric Hilton with a grant provided by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Three Square is a community collaborative partnership with the gaming industry, businesses, non-profit agencies, food distributors, higher education institutions, the CCSD, governmental entities, the media and thousands of volunteers to efficiently and effectively serve hope to those in our community struggling with hunger. Three Square currently provides more than 22 million pounds of food and grocery product – the equivalent of nearly 16 million meals – per year to more than 600 Program Partners including non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites throughout Southern Nevada. Three Square is a member of the Feeding America network of food banks. For additional information visit www.threesquare.org.
About MGM Resorts International
MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a peerless portfolio of destination resort brands, including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. In addition to its 51% interest in MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino, the Company has significant holdings in gaming, hospitality and entertainment, owns and operates 15 properties located in Nevada, Mississippi and Michigan, and has 50% investments in three other properties in Nevada and Illinois. One of those investments is CityCenter, an unprecedented urban resort destination on the Las Vegas Strip featuring its centerpiece ARIA Resort & Casino. Leveraging MGM Resorts' unmatched amenities, the M life loyalty program delivers one-of-a-kind experiences, insider privileges and personalized rewards for guests at the Company's renowned properties nationwide. Through its hospitality management subsidiary, the Company holds a growing number of development and management agreements for casino and non-casino resort projects around the world. MGM Resorts International supports responsible gaming and has implemented the American Gaming Association's Code of Conduct for Responsible Gaming at its gaming properties. The Company has been honored with numerous awards and recognitions for its industry-leading Diversity Initiative, its community philanthropy programs and the Company's commitment to sustainable development and operations. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company's website at www.mgmresorts.com.
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