BATON ROUGE, La. (BR Proud) — Hunters for the Hungry (H4H) is asking people across the Capital City to clean out their fridge and consider making a donation to help feed Louisiana’s food-insecure population. On Sept. 20, the non-profit will host multiple drop-off locations in Baton Rouge for ‘Clean Out Your Freezer Day.’
“Thanks to all of the sportsmen who shared and donated to Clean Out Your Freezer Day 2019, we set a new record by collecting 30,000 pounds of protein throughout the state,” said H4H Executive Director, Julie Grunewald. “This provided 120,000 meals to the needy.”
H4H’s annual event supports the five major food banks in Louisiana in conjunction with help from local food banks, churches and community betterment organizations, according to a press release. The coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted those who face food insecurity and the food banks that serve them. H4H representatives are hopeful that the sportsmen of Louisiana will “continue to care and share.”
From 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, all items collected will be donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and distributed to their local agencies.
Drop-off locations include:
· Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana, 5525 Reitz Ave.,
· Mike the Tiger’s Cage, LSU Campus,
· Bowie Outfitters 8630 Perkins Road,
· CCA Louisiana, 12241 Industriplex Blvd.,
· Baton Rouge Fire Department, 835 Sharp Road,
· Baton Rouge Fire Department, 150 S. Wooddale Blvd.,
· Baker Fire Department, 3701 Groom Road,
· Central Fire Department, 11646 Sullivan Road,
· St. George Fire Department, 7027 Antioch Road,
· St. George Fire Department, 16415 George O’Neal Lane,
· Zachary Fire Department, 4525 Main St.,
· Cabela’s, 2200 W Cabela’s Pkwy, Gonzales,
· Bass Pro Shops, 175 Bass Pro Blvd, Denham Springs,
· Feliciana Seafood, 7555 US-61, St Francisville,
· and Red Boot Deli, 12430 St. Helena St, Clinton.
Hunters for the Hungry (H4H) will accept any properly packaged, labeled and dated game, fish or other protein. For additional information, including the most up-to-date list of drop-off locations and times, visit www.cleanoutyourfreezer.com and click on ‘Freezer Day.’
About Hunters for the Hungry
Started in 1994, by a group of local hunters, H4H’s mission is to encourage hunters and fishermen to make a difference in the lives of their neighbors by sharing their bounty of wild game and fish in order to combat hunger. The organization conducts multiple programs including Clean Out Your Freezer Day and Freshly Harvested Game and Fish programs.