On our last full day in NOLA, we spent several hours packing food at Second Harvest of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana– a food bank that is on the forefront of food distribution throughout Southern Louisiana. Post-Katrina, Second Harvest’s food distribution rate is a staggering 80 million plus lbs.
JRCers set to work this morning sorting food and assembling items for the BackPack program, which provides children at-risk of hunger with food for nutritional support for the weekends and other out-of-school times. (For the record, our group sorted 12, 794 lbs. of food and salvaged 9,843 lbs. – the equivalent of 7,890 meals.)