As part of our Rebound initiative from the pandemic, KATC partnered with Three O'Clock Project in their mission to provide healthy meals for students, many who depended on school meals before the stay-at-home order was issued.
The Three O'Clock Project extended their services to Acadiana starting in April and was able to give out an average of 9,200 boxes of food each week. Each box includes 7 days worth of breakfast and lunch. Thanks to Scripps Family Impact Fund through the Scripps Howard Foundation and KATC, $12,000 was donated while we encouraged you, our viewers, to give if you could. In response, another $6,830 were raised. Those donations coupled with generous checks from Cox Communications and Lafayette Kiwanis equaled $25,330 which will go directly to meals for kids in Acadiana.
In addition to the money raised, KATC volunteers filled every distribution site in Acadiana during the week of June 8th. (Check out the photo slide show in this story.) While not everyone can give financially, there are still opportunities to volunteer your time which includes loading meals, milk and fruit into the vehicle of all who drive to the site.
As of July 7, 8 food distribution sites hosted by Three O'Clock Project remain open.
St. Julien Park (Broussard) 701 St Nazaire Rd 8:30-10:30
MLK Rec Center 309 Cora St, Lafayette 12:30-2:30
St. Joseph Catholic Church 604 St. Joseph St., Iota 8:30-10:30
Frog Festival Pavillion 210 Frog Festival Dr., Rayne 12:30-2:30
New Zion Baptist Church 251 Nimitz St., Eunice 8:30-10:30
Opelousas Civic Center 1638 Creswell Ln, Opelousas 12:30-2:30
West End Park 1200 Field St., New Iberia 9:30-11:30
Sunset Community Center 108 Leo Richard Lane, Sunset 1:00-3:00
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