Cookout benefits local Food Bank

Cookout benefits local Food Bank

Community Trust Bank holds cookout to benefit Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.
September is Hunger Action Month and Community Trust Bank helped the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana raise funding on Thursday.

The parking lot in front of the bank branch on East 70th Street was converted to a cookout at 11 a.m. as employees from both organiztions grilled hamburgers and sold plates of food including cookies and a drink for $5 dollars. All proceeds were donated to the Food Bank and will help fund the local BackPack Program.

Kendall Smith, Marketing Coordinator with the Food Bank says the bank wanted to help with the Hunger Action Month campaign that takes place in September and offered to host the Cookout.  "The economy has kind of taken a downturn , donations have gone down recently, but with Community Trust Bank and other business partners throughout the area stepping up we're really able to make up for that," says Smith.

The BackPack program provides 600 local chronically hungry children who receive free breakfast and lunch at school with 7 pounds of food on the weekends and holiday's.

For more information on the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana you can visit their website
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