The Taylor Porter law firm recently wrapped up its monthlong holiday food drive, collecting 265 pounds of food and $1,530 in donations for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.

Several attorneys and staff volunteered on site for a three-hour shift Jan. 25 to sort food donations and assemble sorted items into food boxes. The volunteers assembled 6,243 pounds of food for approximately 1,100 families, providing 7,650 meals for the needy.

“When people, especially children and seniors in our community, are affected by hunger, we all feel the impact,” said Eddie Hughes, a Taylor Porter partner and board vice chair of the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. “In communities where hunger is a problem, education, unemployment, crime and health care are all negatively affected.”

Volunteers included attorneys Eddie Hughes, Lauren Rivera, Kiki Bergeron, Robin Toups, Mac Womack, Katia Bowman, Megan Bice, Ne’Shira Millender and Kelley Dick and staffers Tommy Santora, Lynette Pourciau, Molly Longo, Connie Norton, Donna Montagino, Dale Gray and Diana Pryor.