29th Annual “Feed-A-Family” Food Drive runs through Nov. 9

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - In response to the increasing need to feed the hungry in the metropolitan area, the 29th annual "Feed-A-Family" food drive is underway.

With the aid of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and the Baton Rouge Clinic, WBRZ will place food collection barrels with the "Feed-A-Family" logo in area grocery stores.

Food collected will be distributed through the Food Bank, which services 11 area parishes including East and West Baton Rouge, East and West Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, St. James, St. Helena, Livingston, Ascension and Assumption.

Area residents are urged to place non-perishable food items such as canned goods, dried milk, flour, rice, baby food, etc., in the "Feed-A-Family" barrels through Saturday, Nov. 9.

Parents are encouraged to send their children to school with non-perishable food items for school food drives. Business owners are also encouraged to participate.

To participate, call the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank at (225) 359-9940.

In 2012, "Feed-A-Family" collected 190,385 pounds of food to provide 158,654 meals.