New Orleans Trader Joe’s store lost power, donated 10K pounds of food

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FILE – In this Feb. 11, 2008 file photo, a customer departs Trader Joe’s in Los Angeles. The grocery store chain Trader Joe’s is recalling peanut butter that has been linked to 29 salmonella illnesses in 18 states, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012 (AP Photos/Ric Francis, File)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Severe storms caused a New Orleans area Trader Joe’s store to lose power, prompting the chain to donate more than 10,000 pounds of perishable groceries to a food bank.

News outlets report the Metairie store lost power for most of the day Thursday and contacted Second Harvest Food Bank about donating the food.

Food bank spokesman Jay Vise says the donation included refrigerated and frozen items and will be distributed across 23 parishes. The food bank’s chief impact officer, Melanie McGuire, says it’s often hard to come by highly nutritious and perishable food donations.

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