Louisiana Fish Fry is proud to announce that 140,000 meal donations were raised for families in need through its “Let’s Sing, Louisiana” charitable song campaign. The campaign asked residents across the region to submit videos of themselves, family members and friends singing the Louisiana state anthem, “You Are My Sunshine.”
Through the song submissions received, Louisiana Fish Fry was able to donate 60,000 meals to The Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank in Baton Rouge and 80,000 meals through Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans.
“Our greatest role to play in difficult times like these is to support those most at risk in our communities, and Louisianans rose to the challenge by using their voices to spread hope and give back to thousands of families in need,” said Michael Morse, CEO of Louisiana Fish Fry. “We are endlessly grateful to those who participated in this fun project, and to our local food bank partners who work tirelessly to combat food insecurity issues in our state every single day. They need our help now more than ever.”
The campaign was birthed in an effort to spread joy and help those in need during the coronavirus crisis. Louisianans rose to the challenge virtually to support the project and share their musical talents through song, dance and instrumentals.
“We are truly grateful for the impact of this campaign to bring a little sunshine in the form of food for so many families in need right now,” said Mike Manning, president and CEO of Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. “The outpouring of love and support is an inspiring testament to the spirit of Louisiana and its sense of community that withstands even the toughest times.”
Louisiana Fish Fry curated all of the submissions received into a collaborative video, showcasing Louisianans united in support of this cause. The video will be released on Louisiana Fish Fry social media channels and on the Louisiana Fish Fry website in the coming days.
“This unique project gave Louisianans from all backgrounds an opportunity to join together in support of our mission and we are so appreciative of the generosity demonstrated,” said Natalie Jayroe, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank. “We give our thanks to Louisiana Fish Fry for bringing this to life, and to every participant who did their part to help make it possible.”
For more information about the project, visit louisianafishfry.com.