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New Iberia food bank lost 1,000 pounds of food due to Barry

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Posted at 2:56 PM, Jul 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-23 11:10:54-04

NEW IBERIA, La. - A New Iberia food bank lost 1,000 pounds of perishable food during Hurricane Barry.

Solomon House lost electricity for 28-36 hours, according to executive director Ellen Nora. All the food in the cooler was lost which included meats, produce, dairy and juices.

Solomon House is a non-profit outreach mission of the Episcopal Church of the Epiphany. Located in the heart of New Iberia, their primary function is to serve as a food pantry for residents of New Iberia who are at or below the poverty line. Free groceries are distributed by volunteers every Tuesday morning to 120 families who have registered with Solomon House. Clients of the food pantry must register annually and provide identification and proof of income.

If you would like to help, you can make a donation through their website or send a check to 520 Center Street, New Iberia, La. 70560. Make checks payable to "Solomon House." For those who would like to make a food donation call 337-364-7798 or email