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LDAF, Gonzales Jambalaya Festival volunteers, help feed Joplin
June 15, 2011
Gonzales Jambalaya Festival volunteers prepared fresh
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) and the Gonzales Jambalaya Festival collected a large donation of rice for jambalaya meals for residents and emergency workers in
Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner Mike Strain, D.V.M., said the Gonzales Jambalaya Festival contacted the LDAF for help in locating a rice donor.
Strain said Farmers Rice Milling Company of
“The rice donation was the result of a coordinated effort between State Rep. M.J. “Mert” Smiley Jr., the LDAF and the USA Rice Federation with one goal in mind, to help our fellow man,” Strain said. “I want to personally thank the Farmers Rice Milling Company for their kind donation.”
Farmers Rice Milling Company CEO Jamie Warshaw said the company is happy to lend a hand in the relief effort.
“The owners and employees of Farmers Rice Milling are glad to make the rice donation to assist relief workers in
Volunteers with the Gonzales Jambalaya Festival arrived in
Rhett Bourgeois, a Gonzales Jambalaya Festival volunteer team member and organizer of the
“We want to do our part to help these people who have lost everything,” Bourgeois said. “When we arrived, we boiled some fresh
Blanchard’s Seafood of Grand Isle, Sanderson Farms, Manda Fine Meats, Associated Grocers of Baton Rouge and Blue Runner Foods also made food donations, Bourgeois said.