Louisiana Longhorn Café raising money to feed Louisiana flood victims

August 19, 2016 | In In the Press

Louisiana Longhorn Café in Round Rock is raising money to assist Louisiana flood victims through donations to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, which itself was the victim of recent floods that have devastated the state. 

According to the Baton Rouge Advocate, the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank lost more than 500,000 pounds of food that helps feed needy Louisianans in 11 parishes.

Louisiana Longhorn Café, located at 200 East Main St. in downtown Round Rock, was opened 13 years by Louisiana natives Melinda and Ray Overstreet. 

“While we can’t package up and send our gumbo, creole, etouffee or other Cajun favorites, this donation drive is one way we can help feed our friends and neighbors to the East who are experiencing trying times,” said Melinda Overstreet.  “Central Texans know all too well the effects of devastating floods. We are inviting our customers to join us to help our friends and neighbors in need in Louisiana.”

Through Aug. 28, Louisiana Longhorn Café will be donating a percentage of its sales to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. In addition, the iconic dollar bills covering the restaurant’s walls – put up by customers during Louisiana Longhorn Café’s 13 years of operation – will be taken down and added to the relief fund.

Customers dining at the restaurant also will be given the opportunity to make a cash or check donation.