Church food drive breaks collection record

Church food drive breaks collection record

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Those involved with a church food drive are celebrating after breaking a record.

First United Methodist Church hosted a food drive called "Break the Bank," in which more than 6,500 pounds of food were donated.

According to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, that is the most ever collected from a religious organization in one day.

Officials said those donations will provide nearly 5,500 meals and will go to feed people across 11 parishes.

Officials with Coke said Calandro's Supermarket hit a record this year with its food bank drive.

The store reportedly surpassed 1,000 bags. The average had been 300 to 400 bags.

The two accomplishments show the spirit of giving is alive and well in the Baton Rouge area.

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