Kiowa Casino collects over 48,000 pounds of canned goods - Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Kiowa Casino collects over 48,000 pounds of canned goods

DEVOL, OK (KAUZ) -

Kiowa Casino's food drive wrapped up today and the canned goods were sent off to be given out across Texoma. The casino's 10th annual food drive collected a lot of food for local organizations. 33 pallets were loaded full of cans and weighed about 48 thousand pounds all together. 

"We really feel it's important to be a business, be a partner in the community. We've been doing it, like I said for the past 10 years, and we also do the Toys for Tots Drive here as well," said James Laporte, Chief Operating Officer for Kiowa Casino.

From the casino, the cans were loaded up and distributed to organizations in Wichita Falls and Lawton. The Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma and local churches also received some of the canned goods. All of these donations wouldn't have been possible without the people who donated to Kiowa Casino. Over 5,000 people participated in this year's donation. 

Copyright KAUZ 2017 All Rights Reserved

  • News HeadlinesNewsMore>>

  • Trump floats new gun measures as gun owners talk 'betrayal'

    Trump floats new gun measures as gun owners talk 'betrayal'

    Saturday, February 24 2018 1:15 AM EST2018-02-24 06:15:31 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:28 PM EST2018-02-25 03:28:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). In this Feb. 22, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump could face a backlash from gun rig...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). In this Feb. 22, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with state and local officials to discuss school safety in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump could face a backlash from gun rig...
    President Donald Trump could face a backlash from gun rights advocates by voicing support for gun control measures.
    President Donald Trump could face a backlash from gun rights advocates by voicing support for gun control measures.
  • Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

    Congress releases redacted, declassified Democratic memo

    Saturday, February 24 2018 4:45 PM EST2018-02-24 21:45:36 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:26 PM EST2018-02-25 03:26:09 GMT
    The White House objected to its release Feb. 9, citing national security concerns. Democrats have since negotiated with the FBI on what should be blacked out.The White House objected to its release Feb. 9, citing national security concerns. Democrats have since negotiated with the FBI on what should be blacked out.

    Congress has released a redacted, declassified memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers.

    Congress has released a redacted, declassified memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers.

  • After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    After years of dejection, proponents of gun laws see hope

    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-24 15:35:23 GMT
    Saturday, February 24 2018 10:25 PM EST2018-02-25 03:25:58 GMT
    The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)The progression has become numbingly repetitive - mass bloodshed unleashed by a gunman, followed by the stories of the fallen, the funerals and mourning. (Source: AP Photos)

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

    "Our kids have started a revolution:" Teens' activism after Florida school shooting has some hopeful for action on gun policy.

Powered by Frankly