If there was any question as to how many meals could be purchased with $26,000, the answer was revealed on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Numana Inc., a nonprofit organization specializing in feeding the hungry, hosted a food packaging event at LSU Shreveport.
Numana volunteer leader Lindsay Brown confirmed that $26,000 was raised during Numana’s Feed Shreveport/Bossier City project. This result was a combined effort by Numana sanctioned fundraisers at LSUS, Bossier City Community College, four local churches, the Rotary Club of East Shreveport and online donors.
Meals consisting of rice and beans were measured, sealed and stored for three and a half hours during the food packaging event.
Numana volunteers city-wide packaged 105,000 meals. Brown confirmed that 64,000 meals were packaged at LSUS and 41,000 at Bossier City Community College. All meals and proceeds were donated to those in need locally and nationwide.