Lafayette-based Food Finders received more than 40 tons of food Tuesday. The donation is set to go to counties with thousands of food-insecure residents.
Smithfield Foods and Kroger-Pay Less delivered more than 80,000 pounds of protein – including sausage, ham and bacon -- to the food bank.
Food Finders serves 16 counties that host 79,000 food insecure residents. President Katy Bunder says the usual donation is about 500 pounds of food, which usually lasts a week.
She says a donation this big will last about two months.