Governor John Bel Edward Declared Mondays, Red Beans and Rice Day, at the State Capital

Governor John Bel Edward declared Mondays, Red Beans and Rice Day, at the state capital in honor of this famous Louisiana stable.

Posted: Mar 22, 2021 4:15 PM

Baton Rouge, La- Governor John Bel Edward declared Mondays, Red Beans and Rice Day, at the state capital in honor of this famous Louisiana stable. The proclamation was in conclusion to the Red Beans and Rice food drive that was sponsored by three Louisiana companies; Cajun Country Rice, Savoie’s Sausage, and Camellia Beans. These companies teamed up with Second Harvest Food Bank and Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank from January 30 to February 26, to bring red beans and rice to many tables across Acadiana and surrounding areas. For every Camellia Red Beans, Savoie’s Sausage, and Cajun Country Rice product that was purchased at a participating retailer, these companies donated their product to the food banks. Participating retailers were Rouses, Winn-Dixie, and Albertsons. As a result of this effort, 100,000 meals will be provided to many families in need.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Acadiana Regional Director, Paul Scelfo, says that today’s governor’s proclamation is made possible through the work, drive and partnership of three great Louisiana companies. This celebration is in honor of their success.

“Each one of these companies has gone beyond the scope of running a private business in these turbulent times. They have answered the question of; “How can we do more”?", Scelfo said. " This partnership will distribute food to thousands of families in our state who experience food insecurity. We all thank you and applaud your work, effort and donation. "

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