BATON ROUGE, LA – Baton Rouge Telco Federal Credit Union has announced that it will donate $10,000 to support local food banks that are facing an increased demand as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
Telco’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Darryl Long says, “We understand that our members and community may be struggling as we all deal with the effects of the COVID-19 crisis. Our Board of Directors and I felt it was important to contribute to the efforts of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and the Tangi Food Pantry as they work diligently to keep their shelves stocked. As a credit union, our mission is about people helping people and that’s what we want to do.”
Of the credit union’s $10,000 donation, $7,500 will benefit the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, and $2,500 will be allocated to the Tangi Food Pantry. Both organizations have expressed an increase in demand from the communities they serve.
“We are grateful to organizations like Baton Rouge Telco Federal Credit Union that are able to help us feed the increased number of food insecure in our community during this time,” said Mike Manning, President and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. “This donation can provide up to 22,500 meals to help us meet the increased need we are seeing now as well as those already relying on our services.”
The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank provides services locally to individuals in 11 parishes, including Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, St. James, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana. The Tangi Food Pantry provides services locally to Tangipahoa Parish.