“Our number one job is feeding the community,” says Rouse. “I know everyone will appreciate a hot meal.”
Rouses Markets has donated $100,000 in emergency supplies, drinking water, groceries and food toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, including the Cajun Navy, and victims of Hurricane Harvey in both Southwest Louisiana and Texas.
On Friday morning, Donny Rouse, Rouses Markets CEO, delivered a truckload of drinking water and food valued at $60,000 to Lake Charles to help people from Southwest Louisiana and Texas forced out of their homes and into shelters. The truckload was a personal donation from the Rouse family.
“We’re working directly with disaster relief agencies like V.O.A.D South West Louisiana to distribute to areas where supplies are needed the most, like Lake Charles and Sulphur,” says Rouse.
On Sunday, firefighters from St. George Fire Protection District in Baton Rouge will cook jambalaya for victims, volunteers and first responders in areas like Calcasieu, Cameron, Vermilion, Iberia, Jefferson Davis and Beauregard. Rouses Markets partnered with the fire district to supply the ingredients. “Our number one job is feeding the community,” says Rouse. “I know everyone will appreciate a hot meal.”
Items donated include:
Best Choice Apple Juice
Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup
Starkist Light Tuna Water Pouch
Armour Vienna Sausage
Armour Potted Meat
Spam Lunch Meat
Blue Runner Red Beans
Blue Runner White Beans
CBAD Beef Ravioli
CBAD Mini Ravioli
CBAD Spaghetti & Meatballs
Dinty Moore Beef Stew
Van Camp Beenie Weenies
Dole Diced Peach Bowl
Dole Cherry Mixed Fruit
Kellogg’s Frosted Strawberry Poptarts
Kellogg’s Cinnamon Frosted Poptarts
Jif Creamy Peanut Butter
“We’ve had requests from customers across the Gulf Coast about how they can help support victims and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey, says Rouse. “We work closely with Feeding America and their Gulf Coast food bank members year-round. We’re partnering with member Second Harvest to assist victims in both Southwest Louisiana and Texas. Anyone can donate online at www.rouses.com/disasterrelief/. We’re also accepting donations of cash and non-perishable food, personal care items and cleaning supplies at all Rouses Markets on the Gulf Coast.”
A list of the stores can be found at www.rouses.com/disasterrelief/.