AT&T has contributed $5,000 to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana to support the organization’s Back Pack Program.
The Back Pack Program is a nationally recognized program for providing chronically hungry children with a weekly backpack of food to take home for the weekend and holidays. The 7-10 pound bags include such items as canned protein, milk, cereal, juice, granola bars, and fruit.
“Over and again, the business community in the Shreveport area – through engagements with organizations and families – gives us examples of why our community is so strong, and I appreciate AT&T’s continuing support for our area Food Bank,” said State Representative Sam Jenkins.
The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana is the area’s primary resource for fighting hunger. The Food Bank is the largest distributor of public and private emergency food for a seven-parish area, providing food to more than 75,000 low income and below poverty level households in northwest Louisiana.
“I am proud of the important work being done in our community, and there is no question this support from AT&T will make a difference in the lives of the young people the Food Bank is working with through the Back Pack Program,” said State Representative Thomas Pressly.
“There is no question that communities thrive when they work together, and we are grateful for the support of members of the business community, like AT&T,” said Martha Marak, Executive Director, Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.
“It is an honor to have the opportunity to continue supporting the great work being done by the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana.”Robert Vinet — Regional Director, AT&T
“As a result of the Pandemic and the impact it has had on the economy, community needs are even greater this year, and it is an honor to have the opportunity to continue supporting the great work being done by the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana,” said Robert Vinet, Regional Director, AT&T.