For the third year, National Hunger Action Month at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank honors Trevor’s Wish and legacy through a monthlong food and fund drive in September.
The drive launched with live morning show television coverage from the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank on Sept. 1 and will run through Sept. 30.
The community-wide drive honors the memory of Trevor Sims, who shared his wish to feed the hungry in the Baton Rouge community in the fall of 2013, when he was 10 years old, a news release from the food bank said.
After fighting a five-year battle against cancer, Trevor received news that his cancer was terminal. Having suffered through hunger at times in his own life, Trevor made a wish to feed the hungry, in an effort to prevent others from experiencing what he once did. He died Oct. 16, 2013.
“Trevor was a very special young man and a unique spirit,” said Mike Manning, president and CEO of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. “He touched so many people with his passion to serve others, and this spirit continues to inspire the Baton Rouge community, businesses and individuals of all ages, to take action and keep his wish alive by donating food, funds and volunteer time to feed the hungry in our community.”
Over the last two years, Trevor’s Wish has collected over 53,000 pounds of food and more than $110,000 in donations, providing food equivalent to 594,166 meals to those in need.
Participants can host a food drive or fundraising activity or donate directly to the Food Bank at brfoodbank.org. Donations of food can be dropped in red Food Bank barrels located around town at Baton Rouge area locations of Raising Cane’s, CC’s Coffee House and Essential Federal Credit Union, which will also accept monetary donations.
Visit brfoodbank.org for a complete list of drop-off locations.