Customers Support Food Bank

Posted on September 28th, 2016

foodbankcheckCustomers of Alexander’s generously stepped up to provide vital support to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank last month, donating $1500 in cash and more than six barrels of nonperishable food items in the wake of last month’s flood damage.

“Our customers are good neighbors with big hearts,” says Lathan Alexander, owner. “Every day we heard heroic stories of how they fanned out to help gut homes and help people rebuild. And when they heard the Food Bank sustained damage, they responded in kind.”

The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank received 4 feet of water in its 170,000 square-foot warehouse, sustaining significant damage and loss of inventory, according to James McGowan, director of development for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. The charity lost everything, including 570,000 pounds of donated food. Yet for the past six weeks it has continued to serve the community from two temporary locations.

McGowan recently stopped by Alexander’s to receive the cash donation, and Food Bank collection trucks have picked up more than a half dozen barrels of donated food from our site.




Community Giving, News | September 28th, 2016