SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 1, 2014) -  Barona Resort & Casino and its 3,000 staff members embraced the season of thanks and giving and collected a truck load of food to help East County families in need. In addition, the casino made a $5,000 cash contribution to the East County Salvation Army.

In past years, Barona staff members have donated cash and hosted toy drives for the social services organization. However, because of the great need for food this year, they decided to spear head a food drive instead and collected a truckload's worth of non-perishable food items. The casino has also made contributions for many years.

"We are so proud of our Barona team and the positive impact they have in our community," said Rick Salinas, general manager of Barona Resort & Casino. "The food they donated will help local families put food on the table throughout the holiday season."

About Barona Resort & Casino

Barona Resort & Casino, an AAA Four Diamond rated property, blends the best of San Diego's leading resorts with the gaming excitement of Las Vegas. Barona features 400 guest rooms and suites all with beautiful views of the Barona Valley, a variety of award-winning dining options, the AmBience Day Spa, a full-service events center and the 18-hole championship Barona Creek Golf Club, rated the 4th best resort course in California by Golfweek magazine. For Barona Resort & Casino reservations and information, visit, or call toll free 888-7-BARONA (722-7662). You can also join Barona on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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