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Second Harvest is responding to sharply increased need for our services, due to Hurricane Laura and COVID-19. In order to focus all of our resources on helping our neighbors, we are postponing our Duck Derby to Saturday, October 17th.

We will live stream the drawing of the winning ducks from a special broadcast at our facility in Elmwood. We have decided to not host a public event, due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.

In what has been a challenging time in South Louisiana, we recognize that the postponement may come as a disappointment, but we appreciate your patience and look forward to an extraordinary event in October!

What is the Ducky Derby? It's a signature annual fundraiser benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank! 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