Trevor Sims was first diagnosed with cancer when he was five years old. Five years later, Trevor and his family were informed that his cancer was terminal. With the time he had left, Trevor made a wish that he shared with the Baton Rouge community. He wanted to feed the hungry. The city of Baton Rouge came together to host the Trevor’s Wish City-Wide Food Drive during the first week of September in 2013.
The Trevor’s Wish City-Wide Food Drive grew to include multiple cities, parishes and even crossed state lines. The combined efforts of so many in our community, all inspired by Trevor, resulted in the collection of more than 42,798 pounds of nonperishable food items and over $85,000 in monetary donations. The current total is equivalent to 442,070 meals for those in need – the largest drive total in recent years for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and donations are still coming in as part of Trevor’s Wish.
Trevor passed away on October 16, 2013, just four days after his eleventh birthday. Although he is no longer with us, Trevor and the impact of his kind heart will stay with us forever. Each day, his actions inspire us to renew our passion for providing food assistance to those in need. We look forward to continuing Trevor’s mission.
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