EBR senior residents can receive groceries through drive-thru pantry

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – The East Baton Rouge Council on Aging will host a drive-thru pantry on Wednesday, Sep. 8 at 8 a.m. at The Lotus Center.

“Replenish Your Refrigerator” is located at 1701 Main St, Baton Rouge, La. The drive-thru is open to all senior residents of the East Baton Rouge Parish aged 60 and older.

Seniors should drive up to The Lotus Center, pop their trunk, and an EBRCOA staff member will place their groceries into their vehicle. The grocery bags contain meat, milk, fruit, vegetables, bread, pantry staples and water, while supplies last.

This event is sponsored by the following: The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Merchants Foodservice, the
Office of Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome and State Senator Regina Barrow.

“Due to Hurricane Ida and the loss of electricity across the parish, our seniors have loss all of their perishable
goods. In an effort to continue to combat senior hunger, we want to assist them with restocking their pantries and refrigerators,” said Tasha Clark-Amar, chief executive officer of EBRCOA.

Call the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging at (225) 923-8000 for more information.

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