Veteran arcade owner and Intercard sales rep Todd DeMott is encouraging operators to hold food drive events.

Todd DeMott (left) with fellow Jersey Shore operator and industry veteran Gary Balaban, who dropped by with a donation for the Covid-19 food drive.

DeMott, who grew up beating all the arcade games on the Jersey Shore before turning his love of games into a career as a sales rep, manager, consultant, and owner of his own arcades, recently held a Covid-19 food drive at his Go Play Retro arcade in Belmar, New Jersey.

He collected much-needed non-perishable food and household supplies for Lunch Break, a local food pantry. Donors received a complimentary voucher for 30 minutes of game play at Go Play Retro when it reopens. DeMott gave away more than 50 vouchers and urges fellow operators to run similar events.

“This is something lots of operators can do. It benefits a great cause and it’s great community relations,” said DeMott. “It also gives donors a sweet incentive to come back to your arcade after the Covid-19 shutdown ends."