BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — It’s Hunger Action Month and anyone in the capital city who wants to help those struggling with food insecurity is invited to take action.
Food Banks across Louisiana say they’re in need of protein due to rising food costs and a decrease in received donations.
An organization called Hunters for the Hungry is poised to help and they’re urging locals to lend a hand towards the cause.
In this regard, Baton Rouge Firefighter Jeremie Joseph said, “If you have anything, in your freezer that you won’t be using in the next month or so. Please bring it in so we can actually help someone in need.”
Joseph spoke highly of the effort’s impact on local morale, saying, “It allows us to give back to the community but It also allows us to engage with the community.”
There are more than 12 locations in Baton Rouge where people can drop off their frozen goods.
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One of the drop-off locations is the Baton Rouge fire station.
Another location is CCA, where Executive Director, David Cresson says, “We live in a time where folks are struggling to come up with enough to eat. Across our state and across our community. And so if we as hunters and fishermen can find a day like this to clean out our freezers and to help our communities in the meantime, it’s a no-brainer, really.”
All donations will be delivered to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and distributed to those in need.
One donor named Polly Glover told BRProud that knowing she can make a difference in someone else’s life makes her feel good.
Glover said, “This is one of those causes I enjoy supporting. It also gives me a chance to, you know, give back some of the resources I’m fortunate enough to go out and catch.”