“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:

Gatorade

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/.

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