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New Iberia residents line up outside of Super 1 Foods to receive a hot meal

Other Community Kitchens happening this week
Posted at 7:33 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 20:33:12-04

NEW IBERIA — Before the window even opened, dozens of cars lined up to get a free hot meal outside of Super 1 Foods in New Iberia on Monday.

"It's been so many storms. The people don't know what to do with themselves anymore, so any little bit helps," New Iberia resident Charlotte Louque said.

The help is coming at a time when many have had to throw out all perishables in the house after losing power.

"We just got it back last night around 8 o'clock," Louque said.

For some in line, power is the lowest on their list of concerns.

"I came out here because we're living in a hotel right now," resident Deanna St. Julien said.

On top of being displaced, St. Julien has had a hard time feeding her children and herself.

"I have my kids and we really don't have any food so this is a big help," St. Julien said.

For those giving and receiving, neighbors say times like this are reminders that Acadiana is one big family.

"If somebody's in need, somebody's coming to help," Louque said.

Brookshire Grocery Co., the company that owns Super 1 Foods, is deploying its “Community Kitchen” and a team of employee-partners to serve free hot meals to people who are affected by Hurricane Delta in the Acadiana area.

A team will be serving sausage biscuits for breakfast and hamburgers and hotdogs for lunch and dinner in the Super 1 Foods parking lots listed below, while supplies last at each location.

On Monday, another location in New Iberia was set up, along with one in Abbeville.

  • Tuesday, Oct. 13
    • 11:30 a.m. — 1800 West Laurel Street in Eunice
    • 5 p.m. — 2418 South Union Street in Opelousas
  • Wednesday, Oct. 14
    • 8 a.m. — 2418 South Union Street in Opelousas

For more food distribution locations, click here
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