Shreveport, LA (KMSS) — Every day, hunger is a bigger and bigger problem for the people of Northwest Louisiana, and it’s one that the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana try to combat, but state wide budget cuts to non-profits are making that harder and harder.
Luckily for the Food Bank of NWLA and the people they help, the community has stepped up, helping with all sorts of donations; food, money, and in the case of Yokem Toyota, even a new hybrid car.
Every day, Food Bank of NWLA employees drive throughout their 7 parishes, visiting each participant at least once a year, and all that traveling adds up. The Prius hybrid donated by Yokem Toyota gets about 50 miles per gallon, which with gas at about $3.65 a gallon, the hybrid car will make a huge difference. On average, the Food Bank of NWLA drives 500 miles per week, check on the program recipients.
Employees know exactly how they will spend the money saved on gas; by helping even more people than before.