NEW ORLEANS – A great time was had by all at Bayou Boogaloo this weekend along Bayou St. John and Sunday, those in attendance had the chance to give back to those less fortunate as well.
On Sunday, the big event other than the great food, music, and crafts, was the annual Rubber Ducker Derby, and it always draws a large crowd.
People purchase rubber ducks and have the opportunity to win prizes if their ducks cross the finish line first.
The event benefits Second Harvest Food Bank and this year’s derby was the biggest Rubber Duck Derby yet, with 20,000 ducks hitting the water in Bayou St. John.
“We actually sold 5,000 more ducks than we did last year,” said Natalie Jayroe, President and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank.
Annually, Second Harvest Food Bank serves approximately 262,800 people through 300 nonprofit and faith-based agencies across 23 south Louisiana parishes. In any given week, nearly 42,000 people access emergency food services through Second Harvest Food Bank member agencies.