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November 2019 Outreach by Becky Cureau

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The Greater Baton Rouge Annual Hunger Walk will take place Sunday, November 10 and will raise funds to support the Holy Grill and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.  The walk is coordinated by the Interfaith Federation of Greater Baton Rouge and is held at the Catholic Life Center, 1800 South Acadian Thruway.  Activities will begin at 1:30pm with hunger awareness activities and music. The 2-mile walk will begin at 2:30pm, with shorter distances for those who prefer a shorter walk.  Unlike in former years when our walkers registered  at church, registration this year is online at www.ifedgbr.com or at  225-267-5600, where donations to support the walk can also be made. Plan to be part of our team of walkers! 

A team of volunteers will serve at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank warehouse on behalf of our church Saturday, November 2 in our annual fall service.   Our volunteer services are part of our long-standing partnership with the Food Bank, along with regular donations of staple food items.  Our donations will be especially needed during the coming holiday season, when the Food Bank will be a main source of food for holiday meals for many in our community.  Especially welcome will be donations of staple food items like green beans, peas, pumpkin, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and pie fillings; and boxed items like stuffing mixes, cornbread, cake, and cookie mixes.   

Volunteers are needed to help with serving the 600 diners expected at St. Vincent de Paul's Annual Holiday Helpers "Thanksgiving Together" community dinner that will take place at Raising Canes River Center on Thanksgiving Day.  Holiday Helpers has been providing a "Thanksgiving Together" dinner for the community since 1987. Volunteers will be needed to set-up the day before, to serve on Thanksgiving Day, and to clean up following the meal.  Volunteers are also invited to join in the meal.  If you would like to volunteer, visit the St. Vincent de Paul website to see the specific needs and to sign up for a time slot. https: www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4bacab2ea6fc1-stvincent18