This January, Louisianans will have the opportunity to join New Orleans Saints Defensive End Cam Jordan and help those affected by hunger in the state. On January 8th, Cam Jordan, along with Walmart and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, will team up to launch the second annual Defeat Hunger Bowl in an effort to both collect food and raise awareness for those struggling with hunger in our area.
Non-perishable food items will be accepted at donation boxes placed inside 87 Walmart locations throughout Louisiana, with all donations benefitting local Feeding America food banks. While all non-perishable food items will be accepted, donors will also have access to quick and easy pre-packaged $5 food donation bags, available for purchase at all participating locations.
“No one should have to go days on end, or even a single day for that matter, without eating a decent meal. Unfortunately that is the reality for thousands of people right here in Louisiana,” said New Orleans Saints Defensive End, Cam Jordan. “I want to encourage everyone to join me in donating food all month long at Walmart; even one item can make a difference in someone’s life.”
“We truly appreciate Walmart and Cam Jordan teaming up with us in the fight against hunger in Louisiana. This effort continues to raise awareness about the issue of hunger as we transition from the holiday season, a time when people consistently keep those less fortunate in mind, and into the tough winter months that continue to be a challenge for seniors, children and the working poor,” said Mike Manning, President and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.
Additional corporate partners involved in presenting the Defeat Hunger Bowl include Kraft, Mondelez, and Campbell’s.
For more information about the Defeat Hunger Bowl and a list of participating Walmart locations, visit www.facebook.com/defeathungerbowl.
About the Defeat Hunger Bowl
The third annual Defeat Hunger Bowl looks to “defeat hunger” nationally by teaming up with football stars for a month-long food drive. Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless, New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Denard Robinson and Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon, along with Walmart, Feeding America affiliates, Kraft, Campbell’s and Mondelez encourage everyone to visit a local Walmart stores during the month of January and “play” in the Defeat Hunger Bowl by placing non-perishable food items in the donation bins. For a list of participating locations, visit: https://www.facebook.com/DefeatHungerBowl/notes