Zachary’s annual community food drive, Pack the Pantry, is held throughout November and benefits the Zachary Food Pantry. Representatives from the city, school district, Zachary Men’s Club, Rotary, Legendz Sports Academy, area businesses, school groups and students band together to help feed the hungry through monetary donations, canned goods and nonperishable food items, which are collected, turned in to the food bank and benefit local families.
Pack the Pantry events include a canned-goods drive led by Legendz sports teams, a districtwide competition to see which school can collect the most canned goods and a gumbo sale.
Details will be announced at a later date.
In 2014, 477 volunteers served more than 6,130 hours at the food pantry and helped serve 3,500 households, including 3,554 children, 5,150 adults and 1,183 elderly.
Pack the Pantry sponsors are needed. Levels include presenting sponsor, $1,500; gumbo pot sponsor, $250; and supporting sponsor, $100.
For information, call Reggie Dykes at (225) 654-4028 or (225) 247-8859.