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McDonald's franchises team up to provide meals to Lake Charles residents

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Posted at 2:07 PM, Sep 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-09 15:07:17-04

Over the Labor Day holiday, McDonald's franchises in the Lake Charles area teamed up to help feed those affected by Hurricane Laura.

The company says that more than 10,000 free meals were handed out to residents, first responders and utility crews.

The meals, they say, were prepared and distributed from the McDonald's McRig, a full-sized tractor trailer with a nearly complete McDonald's kitchen inside.

"There are so many people who are working to rebuild our community and their lives," said Ajay Patel, local McDonald's Owner/Operator. "As soon as we saw the extent of the devastation to our community and our own restaurants, we reached out to bring the McRig to Lake Charles so we could help take care of those that are taking care of us."

Cheeseburgers, fries and bottled waters were handed out to those who drove through a makeshift drive-thru set up at a local restaurant.

The McRig was stationed in Lake Charles until Sunday, September 6.

"This community is strong and we will rebuild and be even stronger. That is who we are in Lake Charles and we are proud to be a part of this community. You will not find finer, harder working people anywhere," Patel said.

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