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Second Harvest, United Way partner to distribute supplies in Lake Charles

Posted at 10:48 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 10:39:29-04

Second Harvest Food Bank and United Way of Southwest Louisiana partnered to distribute food and supplies to those affected by Hurricane Laura this weekend.

Staff and volunteers handed out the essentials at First Pentecostal Church in Lake Charles.

The distribution is a way for some volunteers to give back, after they themselves were helped in the past.

"We had just little minor damage so we're just grateful because back when Rita hit, we had a quite bit of damage to the church so that's when the community poured into us," Shelly Raston with First Pentecostal Church explained. "We feel a responsibility on this one to pour back out."

Organizers of the center say that staff and volunteers will distribute food/supplies that was collected in Acadiana to those in need both September 12th and 13th, between 10:00 AM-6:00 PM.

Second Harvest is also continuing to collect food and supplies at 215 E Pinhook, Lafayette, La.

Anyone needing food assistance, both year-round and during a time of emergency, should call 337-232-HELP in Lafayette, or 2-1-1 in other areas.

Distribution Locations on Sunday:

  • Rouses Market at 1351 Sam Houston Jones Pkwy, Lake Charles (Moss Bluff), LA 70611
  • First Pentecostal Church of Lake Charles at 320 Bunker Road, Lake Charles, LA 70615

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