BATON ROUGE, LA - The Capital Area Transit System (CATS) will host a Food Box giveaway in conjunction with community partners the Capital Area United Way (CAUW), and ExxonMobil on Friday, November 13, 2020, at the CATS Terminal.
"CATS is excited to be the connector for the Baton Rouge community to receive food boxes from Exxon and CAUW this holiday season," said CATS CEO Bill Deville. "Thousands of customers pass through our terminal each day. Hosting this event is a natural fit at the CATS Terminal while people are on their way home from work or school," Deville continued.
Two-hundred (200) food boxes including meat, dairy, fruits and vegetables, and nonperishable food items will be available for pick-up beginning at 10 am. In order to guarantee freshness, boxes should be refrigerated within 2-hours of pickup. This event is on a first-come-first-served basis, one box per person, while supplies last.
“CATS is one of the lifelines of the ALICE community (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) to help them get to work, the grocery store and many other places in town,” said George Bell, President, and CEO of Capital Area United Way. “We are happy to partner with CATS and ExxonMobil to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to the ALICE population to hopefully save them a little money but also to help them in staying happy and healthy.”
“2020 has shown us that we are a determined people committed to overcoming any degree of challenge, together. This spirit of servitude remains consistent with our core values here at ExxonMobil and we are pleased to play our part in this larger collaborative,” said ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Chemical Plant Manager Dave Luecke.
Please remember to practice good social distancing and wear a mask covering your nose and mouth. Thank you for your cooperation.
ExxonMobil, one of the largest publicly traded international energy companies, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources, is one of the largest refiners and marketers of petroleum products, and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world. To learn more, visit www.exxonmobil.com and the Energy Factor.
About Capital Area Transit System
The Capital Area Transit System, commonly referred to as CATS, provides bus service to residents of and visitors to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. CATS is the public transit provider for the Cities of Baton Rouge and Baker and has an average monthly ridership of more than 200,000. The agency covers nearly 7,000 miles daily connecting people to what matters. More information about CATS can be found at www.brcats.com.
About Capital Area United Way
For more than 95 years, Capital Area United Way has touched thousands of lives in our 10-parish area. We envision a community where everyone is empowered to reach their full potential. Our mission is to solve our community’s toughest challenges by leveraging partnerships to advance the common good in education, income stability, and healthy living. To learn more visit www.cauw.org.