City food drive to benefit locals
The City of Plaquemine is sponsoring a food bank drive to benefit needy families here during the holidays.
Donors can drop non-perishable food items into a barrel in the City Light and Water Business Office on the first floor of City Hall through Monday, December 19.
Donations will be delivered to Our Brother's Keeper.
Mayor Mark A. “Tony” Gulotta said each year the members of the Board of Selectmen get together to cook for all city employees before Christmas.
Last year, they asked employees to bring food donations, and “ended up with a whole pick-up truck full,” he said.
This year's drive is an expansion of that effort, and city officials already are planning how to expand it again next year.
“People like it better if it's going local,” Gulotta said.