More than 22,000 rubber ducks raced across City Park’s Big Lake to compete in the sixth annual Rubber Duck Derby to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.

This year’s theme was “Adopt a Duck, Feed a Child.” Undaunted by the rain, supporters brought umbrellas to watch their lucky duck, each adopted with a unique race number, swim over the finish line. For each adopted duck, Second Harvest can provide an additional 15 meals for a needy child in south Louisiana. Winners are posted at

Second Harvest provides meals at summer camps to address hunger for school-age youths at 58 sites in nine parishes this year, including Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and Plaquemines. For information, visit