Harrah’s Philadelphia donated 1,500 pounds of food ($2,189 monetary equivalent) to CityTeam Chester prior to the casino and racetrack closing last month.

The food including deli meats and cheeses, rolls, oranges, carrots and lettuce. The food was used in CityTeam’s meal service (they serve about 150 meals a day to the homeless) as well as for pantry items given to residents to take home. City Team sees about 100 or so families each week that are in need of food for their homes.

CityTeam provides to-go meals every night for dinner and is open for no-contact food distribution Monday, Wednesday and Friday.