Second Harvest's Rubber Duck Derby: Adopt A Duck, Provide A Meal

NEW ORLEANS – Second Harvest Food Bank will host the 7th Annual Rubber Duck Derby, presented by Capital One Bank, on Sunday, June 5, 2016, at 4:00 p.m., at Big Lake in City Park.

         Lucky ducks are available for adoption for $5 each, $25 for a “Quack Pack” (6), $50 for a “Quacker’s Dozen” (12), or $100 for a “Flock of Ducks” (25) for a chance to win one of 10 prizes. Each adopted duck is assigned a unique race number and entered into the Rubber Duck Derby.

         “With every duck adopted, Second Harvest can provide up to 15 meals for a child or family in need in South Louisiana,” said Natalie Jayroe, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank. “The Rubber Duck Derby has become treasured tradition and a fun way for the entire community to participate in Second Harvest’s mission to solve hunger.”

         This year, 25,000 rubber ducks will be available for adoption and dropped into City Park’s Big Lake on race day. New Orleans firefighters will make waves to help move the rubber duck racers toward the finish line. The first 10 ducks to cross the finish line will be identified by the ducks’ unique race numbers and announced at the conclusion of the race (winners need not be present to win).

         The following 10 prizes will be awarded:


1st Place: $5,000 cash grand prize

2nd Place: $1,000 Rouses gift card

3rd Place: Two round-trip airfares, compliments of Southwest Airlines

4th Place:  One year of Raising Cane’s (1 “Box” meal per week for a year)

5th Place:  Suite at Zephyrs Game

6th Place:  Dinner Cruise on the Steamboat Natchez

7th Place:  $250 gift certificate to Rich’s Wash Dat

8th Place:  Round of golf at Chateau Golf & Country Club

9th Place:  Season pass to Carousel Gardens at City Park

10th Place: “Dat Pack” from Dat Dog


         Proceeds from the annual Rubber Duck Derby help Second Harvest Food Bank provide meals for families in need throughout South Louisiana. One in six households in Louisiana are at risk of hunger.

         Event sponsors include Capital One Bank, WDSU, Lexus of New Orleans, Crystal Clear Imaging, Raising Cane’s, French Market Coffee, Iconic Protein Drink, Folgers, River Parish Disposal and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

         Reps with Second Harvest Food Bank said they are leading the fight against hunger and building food security in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food to more than 600 partners and programs across 23 parishes, from the Mississippi border to the Texas state line, they said. Together, the groups make up the largest charitable anti-hunger network in the state. With the community’s help, reps said they can make food security a reality for every household in South Louisiana.

         Second Harvest Food Bank is an affiliated ministry of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans, a member of Feeding America and a United Way Partner Agency.

         For more information about Second Harvest Food Bank or to adopt your duck online click here



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