Pechanga Resort Casino sends tacos to overworked hospital workers – Press Enterprise
Nearly 3,000 hot meals and desserts were delivered this week to hospital workers overwhelmed by the coronavirus, thanks to the Pechanga Resort Casino.
More than 900 meals were delivered to hospitals in southwest Riverside County, including Rancho Springs Medical Center, Temecula Valley Hospital, Inland Valley Medical Center and Loma University Medical Center Linda-Murrieta.
“It means a lot to the staff here,” said Jared Giles, general manager of Southwest Healthcare System, which includes medical centers in Inland Valley and Rancho Springs. “We appreciate the interest and support from the community.”
The Pechanga tribe spent $20,000 to buy Quiroz tacos to serve the hot meals, which were free for hospital staff.
Pechanga, which runs the resort near Temecula, began sending meals from food trucks to hospitals in February 2021, officials said. This week’s four-day effort concluded Thursday, Jan. 27, at Loma Linda.