When the pandemic forced schools to close down, it also forced children to miss school meals. Some children depend on those meals.
The Three O'Clock Project has been fulfilling that need by providing boxes of food to children each week. They've been doing this since April 14th. There are distribution sites throughout Acadiana.
KATC and the Scripps Family Impact Fund through the Scripps Howard Foundation are committed to making sure children in Acadiana don’t go hungry during the pandemic. We've donated $12,000 to help the organization continue their mission.
Cox Communication, Lafayette's Kiwanis Club and KATC viewers have all made donations.
Cox Communication donated $5,000. Lafayette's Kiwanis Club donated $1,500.
President of the Kiwanis Club Brett Bayard said,"This program is great because it fits perfectly with our mission which is helping children of Acadiana and children around the world. It's great opportunity to give back in the way we like to give back."
KATC viewers have donated $5,175. As of Tuesday June 16th, we've raised a total of $23,675.
We want that amount to continue growing. Click here for a link to donate via Paypal or a credit card: https://www.threeoclockproject.org/supportus
Whether it's through volunteering or providing money to the organization, any contribution will help Acadiana families rebound during the pandemic.
"A lot of people are still out of jobs even thought the virus is going down," volunteer Dathan Grance said. "People still need what we're offering."
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