Trevor’s Wish, an annual Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank food drive inspired by an 11-year-old boy’s desire to help the homeless, kicked off Tuesday and runs throughout the month of September.
Trevor Sims, diagnosed with cancer at age 6, fought the disease valiantly until his death in October 2013. When doctors diagnosed his cancer as terminal, Trevor’s mother, Allison, and staff at Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge asked him for things he wanted to do before he died. One of his answers was to feed the homeless.
“At one point, my mom, she couldn’t work because she had to watch me because I had cancer, and we didn’t have no food because we couldn’t afford any,” Trevor said in August 2013. “So, I thought it was so bad for us that nobody should have to be hungry.”
Over the last two years, Trevor’s Wish has collected over 53,000 pounds of food and over $110,000 in monetary donations — providing food equivalent to 594,166 meals to those in need — “all because one young boy had a wish,” according to the Food Bank website.
To participate in Trevor’s Wish:
Donate food at area Raising Cane’s locations and participating CC’s Coffee House locations.
Donate funds online through the Food Bank website at brfoodbank.org.