More-efficient food bank means more meals for needy

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Posted: Jan 18, 2011 12:50 PM by Russell Jones, Sarah Rosario

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Topics: baton, rouge, walmart, food, bank, savings, efficiency, upgrades, wbrz, louisiana

BATON ROUGE - Walmart is helping the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank go green by donating close to $160,000 to help the organization increase its energy efficiency.

The food bank will use the money to retrofit old, inefficient lighting with newer technology that is estimated to save them more than $32,000 a year. The savings will generate more than 225,000 meals for those in need.

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank is one of 16 regional food banks to receive grant money from Walmart for efficiency upgrades.

News 2’s Sarah Rosario will have more on the food bank’s plans tonight at 5pm.

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