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Louisiana based organization continues to feed thousands of kids a day

Posted at 5:30 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 19:44:52-04

LAFAYETTE — Meal distributions through the Three O'Clock Project will continue on Tuesday, after being canceled Monday because of the tropical storm.

Since late March, the organization has been delivering meal kits to families across Louisiana. They say they have handed out about 128,000 meals per week here in Acadiana.

"It was clear for a lot of families, when their kids go to school, that is a simple solution for meals, breakfast and lunch, so in the absence of schools, we knew that there was a gap there" President & CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Acadiana Missy Andrade said.

Andrade has been working with the Three O'Clock Project for the last three years, but things have been drastically different amid the pandemic.

"You had people coming through the line, who have probably never asked for help before, and it was wonderful being able to help those during a time of need" Andrade said.

She says even with the economy re-opening, for many families that need continues.

"There are a lot of hungry kids. I don't think people recognize it, sometimes if it isn't in your face, you don't recognize it, you don't understand it," Andrade said.

The organization plans to continue the meal distributions until school starts in August.

"The truth is, there is still a line, at every site that you go to, you don't just sit there and nobody shows up the need still exists," Andrade explained.


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