Steeg Law is delighted to shine the community spotlight on Second Harvest Food Bank.
Senior associate Lillian E. Eyrich, who is a member, Past Secretary and Past Board Member of New Orleans Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW), recently joined a group of the organization’s volunteers at an event for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans at the Acadiana’s main facility in Elmwood.
They sorted and boxed food that had been donated by people and companies in south Louisiana, which were distributed by Second Harvest to its partner agencies in 23 parishes in Louisiana. Afterwards, the volunteers received a tour of the facility.
New Orleans CREW also formed a team to raise money for Second Harvest’s Rubber Duck Derby that was held in June. Teams got members, their families, and friends to adopt rubber ducks for the derby, with the funds going to Second Harvest to support its mission to fight hunger across South Louisiana.
About Second Harvest Food Bank
One in five households in Louisiana is at risk of hunger. Across Louisiana and the region, the rising cost of food, housing, and utilities, coupled with high unemployment and low-wage jobs have increased the need for emergency food assistance. Many families are asking for help for the first time. When bills loom and impossible decisions must be made, grocery lists are often cut first. Meals are skipped. Parents go without to make sure their children are fed.
Second Harvest Food Bank is leading the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food and support to 700+ community partners and programs across 23 parishes.
Through their food distribution programs, community kitchen meal service, nutrition education, and public benefits assistance, we are helping to create pathways out of poverty. Every year, Second Harvest secures millions of pounds of food that otherwise would have gone to waste. Their work helps ensure that these meals make it to the dinner tables of thousands of families struggling with hunger in South Louisiana.
About New Orleans CREW
New Orleans CREW is dedicated to advancing the success of women in commercial real estate by achieving parity in opportunity, influence and power in the industry. The organization provides opportunities for its members to develop business through collaborative relationships, expand their knowledge of all facets of commercial real estate, and improve the business climate of the Greater New Orleans and River Regions. Members are experts in their field—architects, accountants, developers, commercial real estate brokers, real estate attorneys, commercial interior designers, engineers, title company professionals, and other related financial, marketing and consulting disciplines.