Trader Joe's store loses power, donates 10K pounds of food
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Severe storms caused a New Orleans area Trader Joe's store to lose power, prompting the chain to donate more than 10,000 pounds of perishable groceries to a food bank.
News outlets report the Metairie store lost power for most of the day Thursday and contacted Second Harvest Food Bank about donating the food. Food bank spokesman Jay Vise says the donation included refrigerated and frozen items and will be distributed across 23 parishes.
The food bank's chief impact officer, Melanie McGuire, says it's often hard to come by highly nutritious and perishable food donations.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
2MAD: Women United providing single moms, families with fresh food amid pandemic
Former LSU track star mourns younger brother's death, killed in S. Flannery...
New BRPD task force to heighten night patrol in high crime areas
After one week, 60 participants enrolled in Baton Rouge COVID-19 vaccine clinical...
Read the SEC's coronavirus medical protocols