Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Ducky Derby? It's a signature annual fundraiser benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank! At least 25,000 yellow rubber ducks will race towards the finish line in Big Lake at City Park.

Our 2020 event has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 12th and the Duck Derby is at 10 a.m. Stay tuned for details on a live stream of the event and you can watch the race from home! Winners do not need to be present at race. All proceeds benefit Second Harvest Food Bank and our fight against hunger across South Louisiana.

How do I enter the Duck Derby? You can Adopt a duck for only $5. You do not need to be present to win.

* Are you adopting a duck on behalf of a friend, co-worker or family member affiliated with a Sales Team? If so, be sure to select the team you want to get credit for your adoption - click here to see a list of our teams.

How do I get involved? Duck Sales teams are forming now. Put together a group of friends, colleagues or family members to join the fun. Teams compete for bragging rights and great prizes. To form a team click here.For more information on starting a team or to volunteer, contact Kathryn Gsell at kgsell@secondharvest.org.