LWCC’s Louisiana Loyal Service Project and Greater
Baton Rouge Food Bank Help Louisiana Thrive
Baton Rouge, La ‑ LWCC, the state’s largest workers’ comp insurance provider, is donating $5,000 and more than 100 volunteers to serve at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank on Sept. 12-15. The donation and volunteer work are part of LWCC’s 2023 Louisiana Loyal Service Project, its third annual service initiative since 2020.
According to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, hunger disproportionately affects seniors and children in the 11-parish Capital Region. LWCC’s $5,000 donation will provide 15,000 meals to more than 110 local food pantries and nutrition programs across Greater Baton Rouge. LWCC employees and independent agent partners will also volunteer at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank to stock food bank shelves, prepare food delivery packages, and assist with outreach.
“Hunger is a constant need in Louisiana, and it snowballs devastatingly. You can’t focus on school or work or caring for others if you’re hungry,” said Kristin Wall, LWCC President and CEO. “We are proud to take action with our agent partners to help address this problem and encourage other businesses to find ways they can engage to help Louisiana thrive.”
“Continued corporate leadership and volunteerism in the philanthropic space is tremendously impactful,” says Mike Manning, President and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. “We are grateful to LWCC for supporting our community through their initiative.”
LWCC’s 2023 Louisiana Loyal Service Project also provides an additional $5,000 each to Second Harvest Food Bank in Metro New Orleans and Acadiana. A total of $15,000 in donations will provide 45,000 meals this month. Teams of volunteers will assist with food outreach in those areas throughout September.