Prairie Meadows Continues to Give Back in the Face of Crisis

March 19, 2020 – Altoona, IA. In an effort to sustain its commitment to give back to the community, Prairie Meadows donated six pallets of perishable food items to the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) on Wednesday, March 18.

“It’s more important than ever to support one another and offer assistance in this time of great need,” said CEO Gary Palmer. “Here at Prairie Meadows, we’ve always believed in the well-being of people. With this global crisis, we must remember that compassion breeds strength. And that begins in your own backyard.”

Earlier that same day, Prairie Meadows also reopened their semi-truck parking lot to truck drivers traveling coast to coast.

“While our facility remains temporarily closed, we value the efforts of hard-working truck drivers. They’re still on the job making sure everyone gets the supplies they need,” said Palmer. “For anyone on the frontlines — medical workers, retailers, truck drivers, and others — we salute you and thank you.”

Prairie Meadows is encouraging people to visit them at or to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram for updates on how they’re continuing to support the community.

“Rest assured we’re closely monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and the state of Iowa,” said Palmer. “Although our doors aren’t open, our hearts are.”

About Prairie Meadows

Prairie Meadows began operations as a nonprofit organization in 1989 with the goal of promoting economic development, jobs, agriculture, and tourism in the state of Iowa. Through taxes, grants, and charitable donations, Prairie Meadows has given more than $1.9 billion to the state of Iowa. Prairie Meadows offers nearly 1,700 slot machines, table games, sports wagering, live and simulcast racing, hotel accommodations, entertainment, and more.


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