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My Town Comstock Park: Casino filling plates for the holidays
My Town Comstock Park: Casino filling plates for the holidays

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Hundreds of families will have turkey on the table this Thanksgiving, thanks to a local casino.

FireKeepers Casino Hotel is donating 1,000 birds to area food banks.  That’s 200 more turkeys than when the Battle Creek casino began its annual donation in 2010.

“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with the local food banks for the fifth consecutive year,” stated R. Bruce McKee, CEO of FireKeepers Casino Hotel.  “The food banks continue to put forth a tremendous effort year-round providing meals to those in need, and this extra assistance from FireKeepers during the holiday season will benefit many families in these communities.”

Five charities will receive 200 turkeys each;  Feeding America West Michigan, based in Comstock Park, received its turkey donation Monday.  Pantries in Battle Creek and Fort Wayne, Indiana also welcomed turkey donations. The remaining birds will go to pantries in Ann Arbor and Flint on Friday.