LWCC joins agent partners to benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
This following press release is from the office of Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corporation
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LWCC is leading a multi-business effort to provide volunteers and collect needed food items for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank as part of its Louisiana Loyal Service Project. More information on the Service Project can be found at lwcc.com/service.
“LWCC believes that through deliberate action such as service and volunteering, we can help Louisiana thrive,” said Kristin Wall, President and CEO of LWCC. “This year we are proud to partner with Baton Rouge-based agencies who share our passion for celebrating and elevating Louisiana to help reduce food insecurity in our region. This is one of many ways we drive the Louisiana Loyal movement forward.”
Over a dozen agencies are joining LWCC in the Louisiana Loyal Service Project, which will host in-office food drives in September and a series of volunteer opportunities that include mobile distribution assistance and warehouse stocking support. In all, over 100 people have registered to participate.
With rising inflation and low inventories, food insecurity is particularly acute. One in five children in the Baton Rouge area are food insecure, and the state of Louisiana is No. 1 in childhood hunger and No. 3 in senior hunger in the nation. The meal gap – the difference between the number of meals in need and the number of meals available – is 17.2M for the Capital Region.
“Corporate leadership and volunteerism in the philanthropic space is hugely impactful,” said Mike Manning, President and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. “We are grateful to LWCC for recognizing the need in our community and supporting our organization through this innovative initiative.”
The Louisiana Loyal Service Project began in 2020 as an internal initiative of LWCC lead by its Corporate Citizenship Committee and Human Resources Team to bring employees together to capitalize on the company’s Volunteer Time Off incentive program. The scope expanded in 2022 to include agent partners. Its goal is to inspire other businesses to take authentic actions to celebrate and elevate Louisiana and make a positive impact through collective volunteerism.
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