Non-profit extends program to feed furloughed hospitality workers in Baton Rouge

Walk-On's collaborates with non-profit to help feed furloughed hospitality workers

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A non-profit operation in Baton Rouge is providing meals for furloughed hospitality workers.

In collaboration with Furlough Kitchen in Dallas, Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux announced Friday, March 27 that it was opening Furlough Kitchen by Walk-On’s to provide one free meal to furloughed hospitality workers, no matter their former employer.

The food truck served one free classic burger with cheese and fries to furloughed hospitality workers from 2 p.m. through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31 and Thursday, April 2.

Walk-On’s announced Monday, April 6 that it is extending its locations and days of operation. It will be open Tuesday, April 7 and Thursday, April 9 at 3838 Burbank Drive in Baton Rouge.

Walk-On’s is also asking for monetary donations to the Game On Foundation. All donations made to the foundation will directly benefit furloughed employees with meals and support. If you would like to donate, please visit walkonsgameon.org.

Furlough Kitchen by Walk-On’s plans to expand its days and hours of operation. To stay up-to-date on operating hours, visit www.furloughkitchen.org.

As of Monday, April 6, officials said more than $40,000 had been raised and nearly 3,000 free meals provided.

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