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Annual Holiday Food Drives a Big Success Once Again

Friday February 10, 2023

BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo and the community celebrated the holiday season with ZooLights. Illuminated displays of animals and traditional holiday icons lined the milelong trail to light the way through the zoo for visitors.

This was the fifth consecutive year the Zoo has partnered with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to bring impact and excitement to ZooLights. Every participating guest who brought a non-perishable food item during the hours of ZooLights received a 50% discount from the regular admission price.

In 2022, ZooLights visitors brought in over 4,000 pounds of food which is the equivalent of 3,600 meals! Thank you to everyone who contributed to supporting ZooLights and the impact it has made in fighting hunger locally.

Associated Grocers and Baton Rouge Coca-Cola teamed up with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to help feed families over the holiday season through the Red Bags Holiday Food Drive.

From November 21 to December 25, 2022, participating grocery stores offered, red pre-packed Coca-Cola bags filled with non-perishable food that could be purchased for $10 at checkout. Purchased bags were picked up by the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to be distributed to families experiencing food insecurity throughout the Food Bank’s 11-parish service area to fight hunger in the community.

With your support, the campaign was able to raise just over $100,000 which will provide the equivalent of more than 300,000 meals. Thank you to all those who purchased a red bag in support of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

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