Kiwanis donates food, money to Greater Baton Rouge Area Food Bank

Kiwanis donates food, money to Greater Baton Rouge Area Food Bank

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An organization that helps so many in our area is one step closer to being back up and running after the historic floods.

This is in part thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Baton Rouge, which reached out to members around the world to raise money to help restock the shelves of the Greater Baton Rouge Area Food Bank.

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Not only did it have a big tractor trailer drop off a shipment of food, it was also able to hand the food bank a nice check.

"This is an opportunity here for our Kiwanis members to give back to their community in an area that really needs the help, that many members, their homes were devastated," said Sue Petrison, president of Kiwanis International. "The community suffered great losses. This impacts everybody, but our main focus being on children, that's where our emphasis is. The fact that you know here's $30,000 being used to help restock the food bank who lost millions of dollars in food."

After getting four feet of water, the folks at the food bank were only able to move back into their warehouse last week.

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