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ACLA hosts food drive to those in need

Posted at 6:35 PM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-23 20:08:40-04

Organizers with the Asociación Cultural Latino-Acadiana are continuing their mission of feeding those in need in the community.

The group served up dozens of meals Saturday in Lafayette to help families.

After the drive, volunteers also traveled to deliver meals to families who have no vehicles.

"Due to COVID-19 our members came together to help the community in need with groceries," said ACLA Executive Director Manuel Peña. "We are having a food drive that is helping 100 families to put food on the table."

Saturday's drive was aimed at families in extreme poverty who do not qualify for government assistance.

"A lot of them weren't able to get the benefits from the stimulus package because they are still in the process of becoming legalized," explained attorney Holly Lamarche. "This was something we could do to make sure that they got some sort of benefit to help them in this situation."

The drive was sponsored by Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys and Goya Foods.

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