Second Harvest Food Bank gathers supplies for flood victims

Second Harvest Food Bank gathers supplies for flood victims

(WVUE) - The relief effort moves at lightening speed at Second Harvest Food Bank. Spokesman Jay Vise says literally tons of donations have been pouring in locally and from across the state. Volunteers from the Tennessee National Guard Help to but bags in a massive box to take to people hit hard by the flood.

"People reached out and called us and said what can we do to help? We said do a food drive and bring in a bag of food. They brought in  five truckloads of food,"said Vise.

Boxes fill every room. Some Tulane students take pride in lending their hands.

"I think it's powerful to see everybody mobilizing and coming together  together when there's a need for it," said student Rebecca Evans.

Outside, workers unload necessities from a packed New Orleans Pelicans van.

"People need socks and shirts and how nice will it be to open up a care package and get a brand new Pelicans jersey," Vise said.

Inside, cooks are preparing thousands of servings of meals. Paul Byou's preparing red bean chicken stew.

Community Kitchen Director Susan Goss is making cornbread for a senior center in Baton Rouge.

"This is my grandmothers cornbread recipe we will serve it up with chicken stew, turkey chili or anything else we've created," Goss said.

The supplies will go to Baton Rouge, Livingston Parish and  all the way to Lafayette.Every Bag every meal is comfort for those who face an uphill climb.

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