2500 lbs of Citrus Fruit Harvested and Donated by 50+ Volunteers at 4th City Citrus Pick Event

Baton Rouge, LA, December 9, 2017 – Baton Rouge Green held our 4th Annual City Citrus Pick Event on December 9th, with 50+ volunteers harvesting over 2500 lbs of citrus fruit from volunteer Citrus Shepherds. A day after the famous Snow Day of 2017, our volunteers were not to be deterred! Thanks to their efforts, and the generosity of over 24 residential Citrus Shepherds who offered their trees, we were able to help provide much needed fresh fruit for families in need this holiday season.  The fruit, packaged and donated to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, will be distributed through their food pantry network. Food Bank officials report that this fruit provided by Baton Rouge Green’s City Citrus program is often the only fresh fruit they are able to provide their customers during the winter. Thanks to our wonderful partners at the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, Lamar Advertising and Bofinger’s Tree Service!