AT&T Contributes $50,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans to Support New Orleans Area Families

AT&T Blog Team
April 21, 2020
Community Impact, Public Safety


AT&T Contributes $50,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans to Support New Orleans Area Families

One of our core values at AT&T is making a difference in our communities. In Louisiana, one in five households are at risk of hunger. To support those who are combating this challenge, AT&T is contributing $50,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans.

Left: Michael Ruffin – Regional Director, AT&T. Middle: Natalie Jayroe, President & CEO, Second Harvest Food Bank. Right: New Orleans Council President Helena Moreno

In addition to providing financial support, over the past few weeks and continuing until Monday, April 20, our retail teams at all locations across the state have been collecting non-perishable food items in the first weeks of April, delivering more than 2,800 pounds of food to Second Harvest, regional food banks, and local food pantries.

“We are responding to an overwhelming increase in the need for food due to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Natalie Jayroe, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank.  “We are so grateful to AT&T for their generous support during this unprecedented disaster.”

“This is a difficult time for the people of New Orleans. As New Orleanians, we’ve always helped each other when times are tough. That is why it is so important to support organizations like Second Harvest, because they are meeting the needs of those who are struggling,” said Helena Moreno, President of the New Orleans City Council. “I am proud and grateful for AT&T’s generous contribution to Second Harvest. It certainly shows the company’s commitment and support of the New Orleans community, and I hope many other companies follow their lead. We are all in this together, and together we will get through this.”

With warehouses in New Orleans and Lafayette, Second Harvest distributes more than 39 million pounds of food and groceries to 700+ partners and programs across South Louisiana, reaching at least 100,000 people each month.

“Our team remains focused on the strength of the communities we serve.”

Sonia Perez, AT&T Southeast States President

“In this current environment as we are all battling the uncertainties around the global pandemic, and whether we are working to keep our customers and our communities connected or working alongside groups like Second Harvest to help meet the essential needs of families across the state, our team remains focused on the strength of the communities we serve,” said Sonia Perez, AT&T Southeast States President.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana is a 501c3 organization that is on the front line providing necessary resources to residents in the City of New Orleans and across South Louisiana.