Liz Koh stopped by a brand new spot on the Restaurant Week lineup, Solera, to learn about #eatBR.
Giving back to the community’s food bank is as easy as posting a food photo to Instagram. During Restaurant Week (Jan. 27-Feb. 1), you can use the tag #EatBR on social media and EatBR.com will donate $2 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
Liz Koh on WAFB’s 9News this Morning spoke with Mike Manning, the CEO and President of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Manning explained that the food bank experiences a slow time after the holidays. He said that Restaurant Week raises an awareness about the everyday need for food donations in the area.
So, DIG Baton Rouge is making donating to the food bank a little easier during Restaurant Week. Again, all you have to do is take a pic from a Restaurant Week spot, post it on Instagram and add the hashtag #eatBR. DIG will donate $2 for every post like that, donating up to $5,000.
And two dollars can go a long way at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. For every dollar donated, the food bank can generate roughly three meals, according to Manning. So, if your social media posting helps DIG donate the full $5,000, that’s nearly 15,000 meals the food bank can generate for the community.
Of course, you can always donate volunteer time, funds or food directly to the food bank. You can drop off at 10600 S. Choctaw Drive or at any one of the collection barrels or boxes around town.
Here’s what to donate:
- Canned vegetables (beans, peas, carrots, etc.)
- Canned soups
- Dried beans
- Canned meats
- Peanut butter
- Corn meal
- Breakfast cereal and bars
- Any canned, bagged or boxed nonperishable food