In A City That Loves to Eat, People are Still Hungry

Second Harvest Food Bank

We are lucky enough to live in a region that has the best food in the entire world. Whether it’s at a four star restaurant, a festival, a fair or over at your momma and ‘ems, we know how to eat.

Unfortunately, while we are surrounded by delicious meal choices every day, there are people in our city who are going hungry.  Every week, almost 42,000 different people use the emergency food services of the Second Harvest food bank.

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From the Second Harvest website:

One in eight people in Louisiana is struggling with hunger. An elderly neighbor, a child’s classmate, a coworker or member of your church – someone you know is hungry.

The good folks at Second Harvest run programs designed to fight child Hunger and provide senior nutritional support in 23 parishes across south Louisiana.  But they need help.

I’m sure you’ve seen the news reports that the local food banks are being overwhelmed with requests for assistance at a time when their state funding has been cut, corporate donations are down and the need is higher than ever.

That’s why the West Bank Living Team and the rest of the Keller Williams West Bank office have chosen Second Harvest as the beneficiary of Red Day 2010.  Red Day is our annual community project day, where Keller Williams agents all around the country will be volunteering in their own communities.

We will be out on the West Bank, dropping off grocery bags to be filled and setting up donation boxes wherever we can from May 1st to May 13th. If you have a business that we can put a donation box at – please, let us know. If you are interested in donating privately, we can arrange to pick up from you.  If you see us in front of your local grocery store, please add a couple of items to your list and help a hungry child, family or senior citizen.

Need more information? Call Lisa at (504) 616-6262 or Terri at (504) 258-5178.

We are giving where we live…please join us by doing the same.

 

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