TEMECULA, Calif. (Dec. 9, 2019)– Throughout the month of January, Pechanga Poker and Pechanga Bingo players are invited to help the less fortunate and receive some unique perks. The two venues teamed up with Ante Up Magazineand Blue Shark Optics for their Restock the Shelves program that helps replenish food bank supplies after the increased needs of the holiday season.
The food donations will directly support the Community Mission of Hope which services more than 400 residents and families of Murrieta, Temecula, Anza, and Aguanga each month. Last year, Pechanga Poker and Bingo donated 4,400 pounds of non-perishable and canned goods. For some crazy scale equivalents, that’s the average weight of a rhinoceros, or a hippo, or even the American bison. It’s also more than double the amount from Pechanga’s initiative in 2018 (1,900 pounds). This year, Pechanga hopes to reach 5,000 pounds of food donations.
Between every Monday and Friday in January, Pechanga Poker players will receive 500 bonus starting tournament chips for daily tournaments if they bring in two canned goods. They receive 1,000 bonus starting chips when they donate three or more canned goods.
The January goodwill also spreads at Pechanga Bingo. All Pechanga Club members who bring in two cans of non-perishable foods receive one free earlybird game pack with their buy-in for matinee and evening sessions during the month.
The Restock the Shelves food donation campaign is put on at Pechanga and at other poker rooms in regions across the country each January. This is the Pechanga Poker Room’s fourth year participating and Pechanga Bingo’s third.