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Lafayette mother looking to help single parents

Posted at 5:20 AM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 06:40:21-04

One Lafayette mother says she has seen the struggle of single working parents in her neighborhood while kids are home from school and the try to keep food on the table.

"Will I have enough food to feed four kids tonight? Will I have enough hours to pay the electric bill? What will I do? It's not about us anymore, it's about the children so it makes it hard. It puts moms in a really tough spot," says April Moses who knows several parents asking themselves these questions.

"Their hours have been cut and there's not enough food on the table and everyone has their pride and they don't want to say anything so I figured they need someone to step in and try to help," says Moses.

She is putting together baskets for these moms in need, collecting food that is easy for kids to prepare themselves at home, and items in bulk to keep pantries stocked. Moses is looking for donations to fill the baskets and names of single mothers whose families could use the pick me up.

"We could take a little percent of the load off to help these moms, that's my main objective" says Moses.

Moses would like people to reach out to her on Facebook with names of families who could use a basket or with help putting these baskets together.

Donations can range from food that kids can prepare to cleaning supplies and toilet paper.