Duck adoptions are underway for a Rubber Duck Derby benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank. Ducks are $5 each, $25 for a “quack pack” of six or $100 for a flock of 25. For each adopted duck, Second Harvest can provide 15 meals for a child in need in south Louisiana. To adopt and name a duck, visit

Last year, the race sold out at 20,000 adopted rubber ducks. This year, 25,000 rubber ducks will be available for adoption and dropped into the big lake in City Park for the derby at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 31.

Winners will be identified by the ducks’ unique race numbers and will be announced at the conclusion of the race (winners need not be present to win). The top prizes will be $5,000 cash, a $1,000 Rouses gift card and two round-trip airfares from Southwest Airlines.