GBR Food Bank Donation
BATON ROUGE - The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will be able to provide hundreds of thousands of meals thanks to a $125,000 donation from Guaranty Media and GMFS Mortgage.
About 375,000 meals will be funded through the donation.
Organizers saw the increased need for food amid the COVID-19 pandemic and started the "Banking on BR" campaign. It only took one week to get the money together.
"Everyone got on the same page realizing the need in our community. We didn't need to sit on this, we didn't need to wait, we needed to get it rolling. We needed to raise money to help the community. Those people are going to need help for quite some time. Kids aren't going back to school for a while, they need to know where their next meal is, and more people are out of work right now," said Jay Ducote, President of Jay Ducote Hospitality Group.
Click here if you want to donate to the "Banking on BR" campaign.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Grieving mother opens restaurant in murdered teen's honor
Person killed in reported tubing accident on Amite River
Three different families sue EBR school system, claiming district turned blind eye...
Our Lady of the Lake pausing new, non-urgent surgeries due to spike...
Increase in COVID cases drives a spike in vaccinations