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Four Winds Casinos Donate 1,000 Food Baskets To Families In Need

November 21st, 2017

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The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ Four Winds® Casinos have announced a donation of 1,000 baskets of food to those in need across northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. Employees at Four Winds Casinos, in cooperation with several local organizations, began delivering the baskets today, including 330 baskets in South Bend distributed to families through the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Each basket includes a turkey, potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn and a pumpkin bread roll.

Organizations participating in the basket delivery include the Food Bank of Northern Indiana in
South Bend, Ind.; Pokagon Band of Potawatomi in Dowagiac, Mich.; Decatur Human Services in Decatur, Mich.; the Methodist Church in Hartford, Mich.; Child & Family Services of Southwest Michigan in Benton Harbor, Mich.; and Marcellus Food Bank in Marcellus, Mich.

“We’re deeply aware that hunger is something faced every day by kids, seniors and families in our region. It’s particularly challenging during the holidays,” said Frank Freedman, Chief Operating Officer of Four Winds Casinos. “It’s why we’re honored to work with these community agencies whose mission is to fight and eliminate hunger.”

About The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians
The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians’ sovereignty was reaffirmed under legislation signed into law by President Clinton in September of 1994. The Pokagon Band is dedicated to providing community development initiatives such as housing, education, family services, medical care and cultural preservation for its approximately 5,000 citizens. The Pokagon Band’s ten-county service area includes four counties in Southwestern Michigan and six in Northern Indiana. Its main administrative offices are located in Dowagiac, Mich., with a satellite office in South Bend, Ind. In 2007, it opened Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Mich., followed by Four Winds Hartford in 2011 and Four Winds Dowagiac in 2013. Four Winds South Bend will open in early 2018. It owns and operates a variety of business via Mno-Bmadsen, the tribe’s non-gaming investment enterprise. More information is available at, and

About Four Winds Casinos
Four Winds New Buffalo, located at 11111 Wilson Road in New Buffalo, Mich., Four Winds Hartford, located at 68600 Red Arrow Highway in Hartford, Mich., Four Winds Dowagiac, located at 58700 M-51 South in Dowagiac, Mich., and Four Winds South Bend, located at 3000 Prairie Road in South Bend, Ind., are owned by the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Four Winds New Buffalo offers 130,000 square feet of gaming with more than 2,600 slot machines, 50 table games, five restaurants, entertainment bars, retail venues, a pool, and a 415-room hotel, making it the premier gaming resort in the Midwest. Four Winds Hartford features more than 550 slot machines, nine table games, a 74-seat restaurant, and a 15-seat bar. Four Winds Dowagiac features 400 slot machines, seven table games and one restaurant. Four Winds South Bend will have 55,000 square feet of gaming space, 1,800 Class II slots machines, five restaurants, three bars, a player’s lounge and a retail outlet. Please play responsibly. You must be 21 years of age to gamble. For more information on Four Winds Casinos, please call 1-(866)-4WINDS1 (866-494-6371) or visit Additionally, be sure to like Four Winds Casinos on Facebook at and follow on Twitter at


Media Contacts:
Melinda Pierce, Big Idea Company, (574) 257-4332,
Jill Klinedinst, Big Idea Company, (574) 257-4332,

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