Chevron announced on Tuesday, March 31, that the company will donate at total of $350,000 to four Louisiana organizations assisting with COVID-19 relief.
Second Harvest Food Bank, which serves the Acadiana area, is one of the four recipients.
"COVID-19 has created some very difficult challenges for many across our state, especially our most vulnerable populations," said Leah Brown, Public Affairs Manager for Chevron's Gulf of Mexico Business Unit. "We are hopeful that these contributions will help members of our community overcome some of the obstacles they may be facing to take care of everyday needs. We feel very fortunate to partner with these amazing organizations as they support Louisiana residents."
Chevron says they are committing $100,000 to Second Harvest to support their efforts to serve families in Orleans, Lafourche, Terrebonne, Acadiana and Plaquemines parishes.
"In Louisiana, one-in-five households are at risk of hunger. This alarming statistic is significantly amplified by the challenges being faced during this global pandemic, which is hitting our state extremely hard," said Natalie Jayroe, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank. "As you can imagine, our team is working around the clock to feed our community, so we're extremely grateful to Chevron for their support during this trying time."
Another food bank, Northshore Food Bank in St. Tammany will receive $50,000.