Greater Baton Rouge Foodbank Thanksgiving Fundraiser

Organized by: Gabrielle Perry

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EVENT DATE Nov 19, 2015

THE STORY:

My name is Gabrielle Perry. I'm a senior college student, a double major in biology and chemistry, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and, like millions of college students in America, I've been hungry. Not in between classes hungry nor "hey mom, when's dinner?" hungry. But truly, maddeningly hungry. The Center for Disease Control in conjunction with the University of Oregon confirmed via controlled study that in 2014 up to 59% of college students experienced food insecurity. They also estimated that 14.5% of American families experience food insecurity with up to 76% of American families confirming they miss meals due to lack of resources. But in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where I reside, 26% of its residents live below the federal poverty line. That means not just college students like me, but everyday people, men, women, and the youngest of children, are going hungry. For anyone who has never felt it, it is a feeling I would not wish on my worst enemy. Join me and the Greater Baton Rouge Area Foodbank in raising funds for a period of one month, October 23rd-November 23rd, on crowdrise.com to feed families in need this holiday season. If you want an idea of how your money makes a difference follow this scale: $1 provides food for 5 meals $11 provides food for 55 meals $22 provides food for 110 meals $33 provides food for 165 meals $55 provides food for 275 meals $150 provides food for 750 meals. UPDATE: WE MET OUR FIRST GOAL! $1000 will feed 5000 families in the Baton Rouge area. However, the month is not over yet! Our final goal of $5000 will provide 25,000 meals to needy families this holiday season! So please give, not just from your wallets, but from your hearts. If you have any questions about donations feel absolutely free to use these contacts: Gabrielle Perry perrygabrielle@yahoo.com Text: 318-451-8521 Hope Ortego Volunteer Coordinator Greater Baton Rouge Foodbank brfoodbank.org hope@brfoodbank.org 225-359-9940 ext. 207

 

UPDATE: Our blitz weekend fundraiser over Halloween weekend was AMAZING! Thank you so much to Operation Help or Hush for matching our 3 day weekend donations! We totaled $480! Our total donations raised are now $1,857! THANK YOU TO ALL OUR GENEROUS DONORS!

$2,137

 

85% Raised of$2,500 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $11

  • Anonymous

    $22

  • Anonymous

     

  • Alexandra Wright

    $250

  • Kidnoble

    $100

  • Grateful in California

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Richard Dansky

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Tempest Devyne

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Sarah

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Chris McNichol

    $20

  • Jasamine Pettie

    $20

  • Ernst Pauli

     

  • Zamontae Stinson

    $200

  • Mare Odomo

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $87

  • Mr. Benson

    $87

  • Gerald

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Mama Myrtle

    $10

  • Jazz

     

  • Sam Eifling

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Nia-Raquelle

    $25

  • Robert Romance

    $10

  • Shanna B

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Chuma

    $20

  • Jelisa

    $10

  • Green Tangerine Photography

    $100

  • Felonious Munk & family

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Operation Help or Hush

    $240

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • A. Floyd

    $100

  • Davaunte D

    $20

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Gabrielle Perry

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Donor Comments

Davaunte D

Davaunte D

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

A. Floyd

A. Floyd

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Operation Help or Hush

Operation Help or Hush

DONATION: $240

Matching donation! Honored to support this effort! Well done, Gabby! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

I appreciate this very generous gesture you are doing. Kudos ! 4 years ago

Felonious Munk & family

Felonious Munk & family

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Green Tangerine Photography

Green Tangerine Photography

DONATION: $100

Whatever y'all need. 4 years ago

Jelisa

Jelisa

DONATION: $10

This is great Gabby. I really love and respect what you're doing here. 4 years ago

Chuma

Chuma

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

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