City food drive to benefit locals

Deidre Cruse, Governmental Reporter
CITY FOOD DRIVE UNDERWAY… Officials and employees of the City of Plaquemine are conducting a food drive through Monday, December 19. Donations of non-perishable foods can be brought to the Plaquemine City Light and Water business office in City Hall on Railroad Avenue. Donations will be given to Our Brother’s Keeper in Plaquemine for distribution to local families in need. Please join this effort by bringing a donation to the Utility Office. Shown above, city officials and employees gather at the beginning of the food drive. At front are Selectmen Mickey Rivet, Ralph Stassi, Jr., Timmy Martinez, Mayor Mark “Tony” Gulotta, and Selectmen Lin Rivet, Oscar Mellion and Jimmie Randle, Jr.

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.