WAFB Channel 9 News reporter Liz Koh learns more about how the food bank needs your help during the summer.
Giving back to the community’s food bank is as easy as posting a food photo to Instagram. During Restaurant Week (July 29 – August 3), you can use the tag #EatBR on social media and EatBR.com will donate $2 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
WAFB Channel 9 morning news reporter Liz Koh got up bright and early to chat with Charlene Montelaro, the food bank’s Senior Vice President of Development and Philanthropy. Montelaro mentioned that summer time can be particularly tough for kids in poverty.
“Hunger doesn’t take a vacation,” said Montelaro. “Kids are not in school, so they are not getting that lunch and breakfast. That’s ten meals a week that kids are not going to have.”
An easy way to get engaged and give back is by posting a photo to Instagram or Facebook. Eat out at any of the participating restaurants during Restaurant Week, post a photo of your grub and tag #EatBR. The organizers of Restaurant Week will donate $2 for every post to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
Of course, you can always donate 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