SU Ag Center & College of Agricultural Family & Consumer Sciences Donated 860 Pounds of Food to The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank
Baton Rouge, La – Southern University Agricultural Research & Extension Center, and the College of Agricultural Family & Consumer Sciences teamed to collect non-perishable food items during the holiday season. The community was challenged through social media, and internal communication to drop off donations to various collections points throughout the Southern University-Baton Rouge campus.
Louisiana is still facing a looming food scarcity—leading the nation with the highest food insecurity rate among children, and seniors. Feeding America’s recent study, Map the Meal Gap, indicates the greater Baton Rouge area needs over 19 million meals to ensure families receive thee meals per day.
The collaborative holiday food drive received 860 pounds of food, which is the equivalence of 717 meals. All donations were delivered to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank just in time for the holidays.