Posted: Apr 1, 2013 8:05 AM by Kristen Holloway
Updated: Apr 1, 2013 8:13 AM
One Lafayette business is lending a helping hand to residents in need, hoping to make this a better place to live. In just a few hours, people looking to save money and live healthier lives will be at the grand opening of the new FoodNet Distribution Center. One Lafayette resident says she excited for what FoodNet is bringing to the community.
"As we get older we need to know where we can go for certain services, like how to eat better, healthier and exercising and know what the community has to offer to us," said FoodNet Client Carolyn Credeur.
The Center offers classes on how to save money and gives out food bags to qualified clients once a month through referrals from calling 232-Help. Credeur says her main goal is to save money, eat healthier and change her life.
"I'm interested in the coupon program because with the high cost of living and everything else is going up, I want know more about using coupons so I can stretch my dollar from social security," said Credeur.
Once clients qualify, food bank staff will bag food including fresh fruit and veggies then load it up.
"Acadiana area is getting into the mold of moving toward healthier items.
Pathways to healthier eating and living is basically our process of educating our community and our clients through different services," said Executive Director Lemel Jones.
"There are a lot of people that are not fortunate just as well as the ones that are fortunate and I feel like everyone needs a chance and the distribution center here I think this is the idea place for that," said FoodNet Client Linda Conner.
If you would like to attend the grand opening, you can learn about all the programs the distribution center has to offer for people of all ages.
The event kicks off at 10a.m. on South Buchanan Street at the FoodNet Center.