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Local celebrities join campaign to support Louisiana food banks

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Posted at 9:04 AM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-06 10:04:35-04

Food Banks across Louisiana are getting a boost from local entertainers and personalities who are hoping to raise awareness and funds to address hunger in the state.

Second Harvest Food Bank says that musicians like Hunter Hayes, Terrance Simien, and Amanda Shaw have joined in to support Feeding Louisiana's "Feed Louisiana Love" social media campaign.

The campaign is focused on raising enough money to help cover the direct costs of feeding those in need and purchasing food, storage and refrigeration , along with repackaging and distribution.

Funds will support the Food Bank of Central Louisiana in Alexandria, the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana in Monroe, the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana in Shreveport, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana.

"The need for support is urgent," says Feeding Louisiana Executive Director Korey Patty. "In April, Louisiana food banks reported an 80% increase in demand for their services. About 40% of the families were requesting help for the first time."

Donations for the Feed Louisiana Love campaign can be made at feedlouisianalove.com.

Donors can select which food bank they want to send money to or select Feed Louisiana Love to spread their donation equally among all five food banks.

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