CSR: Feeding Forward
MGM Resorts Spotlight on Hunger
Feeding Forward is MGM Resorts’ Signature Corporate Social Responsibility Program, focused on feeding more people and wasting less food. We will lead the way, inspiring people and businesses to join the fight against food insecurity and food waste.
In 2007, MGM Resorts played a central role in the founding of Three Square, Southern Nevada’s only Food Bank.
Since 2010, MGM employees have volunteered more than 49,000 hours to food-related causes and have donated more than 3.3 million pounds of non-perishable food to charity.
In 2016, the Company launched what is currently the flagship portion of the Feeding Forward program: an innovative food donations process with Three Square Food Bank.
In 2016, in partnership with Three Square Food Bank, the Company launched the flagship portion of the Feeding Forward program: an innovative food donations process that simultaneously combats food waste and food insecurity at scale. This food donation process was first introduced at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas when unserved food from catered events was rescued, frozen and then safely donated to people in need. Since then, the process has expanded to include food from additional sources including warehouses, kitchens and minibar operations, and now encompasses multiple food types.
Since our food donations effort began, MGM Resorts has donated over 500,000 pounds of food or approximately 415,000 meals to the Las Vegas community. This food has been distributed to over 40 different hunger relief agencies (such as Catholic Charities, Salvation Army, MLK Senior Center, etc.) who help serve the 279,000 food insecure people in Southern Nevada.
By 2020, we have a goal to donate 1.7 million pounds or over 1.4 million meals. We will achieve this by continuing to expand our food donations efforts across more resorts and food types, in Las Vegas and beyond.