On Thursday, the San Manuel Indian Mission Band donated $ 100,000 to the Three Square Food Bank in Las Vegas.
The donation helps boost the BackPack for Kids program, which gives food to children on weekends and school breaks who would otherwise be hungry.
In a statement, the tribe said it has donated more than $ 9.3 million to educational institutions and charities in Las Vegas since January 2020. It said Wednesday’s donation “will provide more than $ 300,000. meals to food insecure individuals and families in southern Nevada. community. “
“It is important to our tribe that we work to make an impact and change the lives of those in need and facing economic challenges,” said San Manuel Band of Mission Indians President Ken Ramirez. , in the press release. “Our tribe is proud of the community engagement and support we have provided in Southern California and throughout Indian country, and we are honored and honored to continue this tradition of giving here in Las Vegas.”
In May, the tribe announced that it had reached a deal with Red Rock Resorts to purchase the Palms off-Strip resort in Las Vegas. The $ 650 million sale is expected to close later this year.
Additionally, the tribe is renaming its flagship casino in Highland, California as the tribe considers future growth.