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Nottawaseppi Huron Band puts casino food to good use at pantry

FireKeepers Casino on YouTube: The Fire Hub

The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi Indians won't be letting food prepared at its casino in Michigan go to waste.

The tribe is launching a food pantry and restaurant in January, MiBiz reported. The pantry will be stocked with leftover items from the FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek and with food from other sources.

"I was looking for a way to contribute back to the community and figure out what to do with our leftover food and create a revenue stream for the nonprofits we partner with," Michael McFarlen, the casino's vice president of food and beverage, told MiBiz.

The restaurant portion will be open to the public and will help finance the food pantry operations, MiBiz reported. There will also be space for a garden for local schools.

The operation is located in a former fire station that the tribe purchased in May The space is known as The Fire Hub.

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