Posted: Apr 29, 2011 6:31 PM by Russell Jones
BATON ROUGE - Truckloads of food from Baton Rouge are on their way to help feed people in Alabama and Tennessee that were hit by the worst tornado outbreak in decades.
The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank loaded up five 18-wheelers with donated MRE's to help people in the disaster areas.
"We are happy to assist our neighboring states at this time of need and aid them in any way we can in wake of this natural disaster, just as they have done for our state in the past", said Michael Manning, President and CEO of the Food Bank.
A truckload of water was also on its way to Huntsville, Ala. to assist in disaster relief efforts.
The death toll from the outbreak of tornados has climbed to 318, the deadliest day for twisters since the Great Depression.