The American Gaming Association or the AGA has announced that its long-time partners Hard Rock and Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos have decided to execute a dollar to dollar match of up to $75,000 worth donations raised by the WhyHunger organization under the ‘RapidResponseFund’ fund campaign. The funding campaign has been initiated to support the families who are reeling in the plight of hunger and poverty caused due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.
AGA took to its official Twitter handle to inform the global community about the campaign and the initiative undertaken by Hard Rock and Hard Rock Hotels and Casino. Its post read:
— American Gaming Association (@AmericanGaming) April 23, 2020
According to the reports, the funds pooled in shall be used for the fulfillment of the below-mentioned objectives:
- Provide access to free, local food, nutritional services to seniors, children, veterans, hourly workers, and families badly affected by hunger illness and forced unemployment because of the COVID-19 crisis.
- Aid frontline food pantries and soup kitchens in filling their stocks, offering the mobile delivery facility, and discover innovative solutions to satiate nourishment requirements of the most vulnerable group of people.
- Offer economic relief and support for hourly workers in the restaurants, fields, and factories to give them some kind of aid against unemployment.
- Aid small-scale farmers and food producers to have strong local food economic sphere while their markets continue to fall down.
WhyHunger has an impressive experience of 45 years of working with emergency food providers, small-scale farmers, and food chain workers across the nation. It objectifies to assure access to nutritious food for one and all. The organization has revealed that ever since the outbreak of the pandemic, there has been a significant rise in hunger and unemployment amongst people. The firm’s Hotline has seen a whopping surge of 320% in the call volume. WhyHunger has acknowledged the contributions made by Hard Rock International in its post and has urged people to make donations with open hearts to help the needy population fight the battle against the coronavirus.