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Renaissance Aruba Donates Food to Seniors

Following the difficult decision to close Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, the resort, along with its executives and staff, decided to donate all fruits and vegetables to the local senior living communities.

On Thursday, March 26, over 200 cases of produce, including carrots, potatoes, greens, apples, and melons, was distributed to a representative from Cas Cuido y Alegria pa Nos Grandinan, Stichting Thuiszorg Aruba, and Ambiente Feliz. The fruits and vegetables once intended for resort guests will be used to create hundreds of meals for Aruba’s most vulnerable citizens.

“It feels good to be able to help in some small way,” said Paul Gielen, General Manager at Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino. “While we can’t serve our guests, we have this massive supply of food and it just makes sense.”

Renaissance Aruba, along with rest of the world, is learning how to navigate these uncharted waters, but with its roots in hospitality and service, Renaissance Aruba feels a sense of purpose and ongoing connection (even with social distancing) to its community. Its hope is that these resources provide the necessary nutrition, relief, and maybe even a little comfort during these difficult times.