Celebrating Retirement! A Recap of the 2019 Fall Meeting
October 31, 2019

LRTA Gives Back to Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

During the holiday season, we are often reminded of the impact food banks have on the community. The reality is food banks provide support and services to the community year-round, not just during the holiday season. Retired teachers know first-hand the impact hunger can have on students throughout the academic year.

For the philanthropic component of the 2019 LRTA Fall Meeting, LRTA called on its members to donate an item to a Food Drive LRTA benefiting the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank (GBRFB). Once again, our members went above and beyond the call of duty. LRTA donated an estimated 400 lbs. of non-perishable food items to the Food Bank!

The GBRFB is a nonprofit organization that provides services across 11 different parishes. The Food Bank distributes donated items to member agencies that provide food directly to those in need. The 11 parishes include:

Ascension

Assumption

East Baton Rouge

East Feliciana

Iberville

Livingston

Point Coupee

St. Helena

St. James

West Baton Rouge

West Feliciana

Your donation has made an enormous impression across the greater Baton Rouge area.

“Once a teacher, always a teacher. Even when retired, Louisiana educators continue to give to their communities in support of students,” says LRTA Executive Director Rodney Watson.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Food Drive!

If you would like to make a donation to the Food Bank or volunteer, visit https://brfoodbank.org/ or call (225) 359-9940.

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