When he was just 5 years old, Trevor Sims was diagnosed with cancer and at the young age of 10, he was told the cancer was terminal. Knowing that his time here was limited, Trevor made a wish that would impact and inspire an entire community. Trevor’s Wish to feed the hungry has continued four years later. Having experienced hunger, Trevor didn’t want anyone else to feel that way. On October 16, 2013, the Baton Rouge community lost an extraordinary and courageous young man, Trevor Sims. Although he is no longer with us, his legacy and wish continues to live on and encourage us all. Since its inception, Trevor’s Wish has collected more than 61,750 pounds of food and over $135,000 in monetary donations, providing food equivalent to 721,376 meals to those in need.
HOW TO TAKE ACTION
For the fourth year, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank will honor Trevor Sims’ legacy and wish during Hunger Action Month. There are a few easy ways to take action and participate in Trevor’s Wish. You can donate food items at any Baton Rouge area Raising Cane’s locations, donate food or funds at Essential Federal Credit Union locations or donate directly to the Food Bank. Monetary donations can be made through the Food Bank’s website, www.brfoodbank.org or by calling us at (225) 359-9940.
GET OTHERS INVOLVED AND FIGHT HUNGER TOGETHER
One way you can make a big difference is by hosting your own Trevor’s Wish food drive or fundraiser. Trevor used to say, “Everyone can do something.” You can truly make a difference by inviting your friends, co-workers, teammates or church groups to participate. All food and funds collected from Trevor’s Wish will directly fight hunger through the Food Bank and our partner agencies.