In an effort to assist the elevated requests for food and non-perishable items, Indiana Grand Racing & Casino has made a donation of $4,000 to Shelby County Pantry Pals.
“This donation is greatly appreciated,” said Greg Gerline, president of Shelby County Pantry Pals. “These funds will be designated for food purchases for our seven food pantries in Shelby County.”
Elena Lisle, vice president of marketing at Indiana Grand, learned about the significant increase in requests for food. She coordinated the donation with Indiana Grand’s Community Impact team to assist the area as needs continue to escalate.
“We learned about the significant increase in requests from all of the food pantries in Shelby County,” said Lisle. “The requests have been up 400% from January this year, and we wanted to do our part as a good corporate neighbor to assist with those immediate needs.”
Shelby County Pantry Pals has expanded its services due to hardships associated with current COVID-19 conditions. A full list of locations and hours may be found at shelbycountypantrypals.com.