BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Employees at the ExxonMobil chemical plant in Baton Rouge are digging deep to help pull the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank out of its summer slump.
For the second day in a row, workers from the plant will be donating food and money to help restock the food bank shelves. The goal is to raise awareness to make sure no family goes without food.
The food bank said according to new data, more than 129,000 people in the greater Baton Rouge area do not always know where their next meal will come from.
"We're in the middle of our Red Stock Summer Drive, trying to raise food and funds to raise awareness of the situation we face each summer," said Mike Manning with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
"A lot of people don't realize that this is one of the biggest times of year of need for food donations," Bob Johnson with ExxonMobil added. "Kids are out of school, big need. But donations fall 50 percent, so to organize this two-day effort to collect non-perishable foods and cash donations to help out families in need."