BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Hundreds of people spent their day stuffing backpacks to feed needy children in the Baton Rouge Metro area
"Everyone you see here is a volunteer or a retired professional who is taking time out of their lives to give back to the community," said Elizabeth Usovicz. "That is what Rotary is all about."
The workers are part of the Rotary Zone Institute, a conference of Rotarians who have partnered with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to pack bags of food for low-income children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
The service project aims to help those children who are at risk of missing meals over the weekends or during the holidays when school is out.
Volunteers packed more than 2,000 backs Thursday afternoon, with the bags being distributed to eight schools in the Greater Baton Rouge Area.