'225 Dine': Mobile pantries delivering to Baton Rouge's food deserts
Combining the efforts of Together Baton Rouge and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, a new "mobile pantry" concept has caught on in a big way in Scotlandville. The pantry has served nearly 1,000 people, doling out 41,000 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables over its first two events. It seeks to solve the problems of food access in north Baton Rouge, which suffers from a lack of full-service grocery stores with fresh produce. The mobile pantry provides residents with free Louisiana fruits and vegetables at St. Michael's Episcopal Church once every two weeks, with the hope of soon increasing the frequency and regularity of the visits. The next events are scheduled to take place this Saturday, Aug. 11 and Aug. 25. To find out how you can contribute or volunteer, e-mail organizer Edgar Cage.
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