Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank comments on unauthorized used of logo at expungement event

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The chance to receive criminal record expungement was given over the weekend at the MLK Community Center.

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank was believed to be a sponsor of this event. The food bank not only denies that they were a sponsor of this event but also confirms that you do not need to prove you have a vaccination in order to receive help.

A full statement from the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank can be found below:

It has been brought to the attention of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank that our likeness and image were used to promote an event hosted by the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office that took place on Saturday, October 9, 2021. Our logo was used without authorization and indicated that we were a sponsor of this event, which is unequivocally false.

At this event, vaccines could be exchanged for criminal record
expungement, food, and gift cards. The Food Bank was not affiliated with this event in any
capacity.

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank does not require proof of vaccinations to receive services.
Our organization does not support nor endorse events or actions that would create
discrimination of any individual experiencing food insecurity before or after receiving service.

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