Continuing more than a decade of support of the fight against hunger, Rouses Markets donated nearly 14,000 pounds of high-quality food to Second Harvest’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.
“This amazing donation will help us prepare thousands more hot meals in our Community Kitchen,” said Second Harvest Executive Chef Susan Goss. “It’s such a wide variety of products that will be a key asset in our kitchen.”
The 18-wheeler load of frozen potato products include hash browns, sliced potatoes and other products.
Rouses Markets works with Second Harvest year-round. This donation was earmarked for children and seniors, two of our most vulnerable groups during difficult times. “We know so many children rely on the meals they receive at school, and we’re working to make sure they and their families have three meals a day” says Donny Rouse, CEO. “One in six seniors struggles with hunger or poor nutrition. We want to make sure they have enough food as well.”
We work closely with the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Second Harvest, the Bay Area Food Bank and food pantries all over the Gulf Coast to help those struggling to put food on their table. Through the support of year‑round hunger relief donation program, we are able to give back to our customers and communities across the Gulf Coast. We encourage you to join us and help fight hunger by supporting Feeding America® with a donation of non-perishable food or money at any Rouses Markets. We make it easy to give — just scan a coupon at the Rouses register to add to your bill, or purchase a pre-packed $10 bag of canned goods and drop it in our donation barrel. In 2019 alone, our contributions of food and money provided the equivalent of 3 million meals.