Taylor Porter Answers “Empty Shelves” Plea with Holiday Drive for Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank

November 26, 2018

Taylor Porter answered the call of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to help fill the empty shelves during the holiday season by donating 140 pounds of food, and $870. Each $1 donated feeds three people, so the Firm helped feed 2,610 people with its cash/check donations, and then 140 pounds of food helped deliver 113 meals to the table for the holiday season.

​Taylor Porter has been a longtime supporter of the local Food Bank's efforts, and Partner
Eddie Hughes serves as current board chairman of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

The local Food Bank reported bare shelves this holiday season due to the unintended consequences of the nation responding to hard-hit natural disaster areas with food.​ The local Food Bank distributes approximately 250,000 pounds of food each week to more than 150 agencies within East Baton Rouge Parish and 11 surrounding parishes. Through these agencies, the Food Bank supplies about 9.5 million meals to the hungry in the Baton Rouge area every year. The total need is around 24 million meals per year, making the gap 11.5 million meals. While donations of food and funds are needed year-round, they are especially helpful during the summer. Through donations to the Food Bank, their agencies are able to help provide programs to help meet the needs of low-income children, their families and seniors who face hunger.

Since Taylor Porter's founding in 1912 when co-founder B.B. Taylor helped launch Baton Rouge's first YMCA, Taylor Porter has embraced the role of "corporate citizen” and continued for 106 years a strong tradition of community service throughout our City, supporting more than 50 community and nonprofit organizations. Whether serving on the boards of directors of nonprofit organizations or making contributions to worthwhile causes, our attorneys and staff make significant contributions to the communities in which they live and work.

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