Harvesters driving 39,000 lbs of food and water to Louisiana for flood victims

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- More help is on its way from Kansas City to the victims of flooding in Louisiana. Harvesters Food Bank left Friday morning with a truckload of food and water.

FOX 4's Kathy Quinn was there as the driver pulled away on his trip south. Harvesters is sending 39,000 lbs of food and water. That includes essentials like baby food, water, paper products and meal kits. Those items are particularly important because the Baton Rouge Food Bank was flooded and is also dealing with damage and loss. The 53-foot trailer that left Kansas City is also refrigerated.

Harvesters serves 26 counties in Missouri and Kansas.