LAFAYETTE — For at least the next week, LCG will continue to give out free meals to those who are out of work because of the coronavirus crisis.
Tuesday was the first day of the free lunches, which were distributed outside of the Robicheaux Center at 1919 Eraste Landry Road. The 200 meals were gone within the first half hour. LCG employees wore masks and gloves to protect themselves and others.
"Seeing the people come through the drive today was just rewarding. Some people were blessed today," Charles Banks, Pastor of Fellowship Full Gospel Ministries, said.
Banks came to the Robicheaux Center to help out and support his community.
"This is what I love to do, this is my gift, giving back. I came out and had a prayer with all the staff, I encouraged them, because we need to all be encouraged. When we're encouraged we make other people strong," Banks said.
The meals were provided by The Brees Dream Foundation, a small part of his $5 million donation to the state.
"In our community right now, we have a lot of neighbors that found themselves suddenly unemployed, not at their fault, due to this virus. So we need to take charge and take care of everybody in our community," Lafayette Mayor-President Josh Guillory said.
Lines will open at 11:00 am Wednesday morning. Anyone in need is encouraged to go to the Robicheaux Center for a free meal. For safety reasons, drivers are asked to stay in their vehicles.