COACHELLA, CALIF,  November 13 – Augustine Casino has officially kicked off its annual holiday food drive benefiting The Galilee Center, Coachella Valley Rescue Mission and Martha’s Village and Kitchen.  Augustine Casino is rewarding club members with $5 in free slot play for every five or more non-perishable food items donated at the Advantage Club.

“Our guests always step up. We’ve already donated 700 pounds of food to Galilee Center” said Jef Bauer, general manager of Augustine Casino.  “We value our partnerships throughout the community and really enjoy giving back, especially during this time of year.”

Those who want to get involved can donate non-perishable and non-expired food items at Augustine Casino through December 21st.  Acceptable food donations include canned fruits and vegetables, pasta, canned meats, mac & cheese, rice, beans, tomato sauce, cereal, powdered milk, peanut butter, cooking oil, crackers, soups, baby formula and baby food. Holiday sides such as peas, corn, cranberry sauce, and spices are also encouraged.

About: Augustine Casino was the first modern-day business enterprise of the Augustine Band of Cahuilla Indians when it opened July 18, 2002. Catering exclusively to Coachella Valley locals, it features 750 of the loosest and most popular slot machines available. The Tribe’s award-winning Café 54 and Menyikish Grill offer a casual dining experience for hungry gamers. Augustine Casino is nestled in the shadows of the beautiful San Jacinto Mountains only three miles east of PGA West in the Coachella Valley at 84-001 Avenue 54 in Coachella. For more information call 760-391-9500 or visit

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