SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Shreveport Holiday Food distribution at Southern University in Shreveport was halted Saturday morning due to weather conditions.

Although volunteers were able to serve some people at the drive-through event, when the heavy rain began just before 10 a.m., it became impossible for volunteers to continue.

The Holiday food giveaway, which is restricted to those living in the following zip codes: 71107, 71103, 71109, was conceived by the Buffalo Bills’ support fan group in the immediate aftermath of Shreveport native and all-pro Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White’s non-contact injury in the Bills/Saints game on Nov. 26.

The group, “Bills Mafia” rallied the country to show their appreciation for White and started a fundraiser to donate funds to the charity of his choice, and his family selected the North Louisiana Food Bank.

The week before Thanksgiving, White donated 1,000 turkeys to local families in need, as a way to give back to the city that he says gave him so much.

Martha Murak, director of the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, said anyone who didn’t receive food on Saturday may do so next week at 11 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday at 2307 Texas Ave. in Shreveport.

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