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La. donates food to Oklahoma tornado survivors

3 years 7 months 3 weeks ago May 31, 2013 May 31, 2013 Friday, May 31 2013 May 31, 2013 4:30 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - State agriculture officials say Louisiana companies are donating food and supplies to a food bank in Oklahoma following a tornado that wiped out much of the town of Moore.

Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain says Louisiana has received much help in the past from other parts of the country and this is a chance to give back to those in need.

An EF5 tornado struck the Oklahoma City suburb on May 20, destroying or damaging 4,000 homes and businesses. At least 24 people were killed.

Strain says donations include a ton of rice, 1,200 cases of Blue Runner beans and several pallets of Zapp's Potato Chips.

Truck owner Lester Duplessis will be delivering the food to Moore. Officials say Duplessis is expected to hit the road Saturday.

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