BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The warmer months mean vacation time for many of us, but not for workers at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. For them, it's the time of year when the food demand increases.
To get a head start in preparing for the summer, the food bank hosted its second annual Donate at the Gate Program at Exxon. Many Exxon workers volunteered at the drive.
"Our employees put in more than 40,000 hours of volunteering, and this is just one more great example of how committed they are to the people in Baton Rouge," ExxonMobil Bob Johnston said.
The drive has already surpassed last year's collection of 50,000 meals.
The drive, which ended Wednesday, raised more than $16,000 and about 7000 pounds of food which equates to 70,000 meals.
The food bank believes that as donations continue to come in they will make their goal of 75,000 meals.