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Food Distribution sites in Acadiana following Hurricane Delta

Brookshire's Community Kitchen
Posted at 9:46 AM, Oct 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-20 15:38:12-04

United Way of Acadiana

United Way of Acadiana and Acadiana Healthcare Helping Hands are teaming up to help those affected by Hurricane Laura in Southwest Louisiana.

Volunteers will provide medical care and hot meals to those in need and share healthcare information with those displaced by the storm. Those who attend will have an opportunity to visit with local healthcare businesses, receive donated essential items, and inquire about health services.

The healthcare fair and essentials drive for Southwest Louisiana relief will be held Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Stine Home + Yard parking lot at 2950 Ruth St., in Sulphur.

Masks are required for entry.

Salvation Army

Salvation Army Mobile Feeding Units are continuing to provide meals, snacks and drinks to the hardest hit areas of Acadiana. Over 8,300 meals have been served, as well as 4,700 drinks and snacks.
Feeding Units rove as area's needs are made known. The Salvation Army says they have served in communities such as Welsh, Lake Arthur, Cankton, New Iberia, Opelousas, Melville, Erath, Morse, and Washington, LA.

For current Information as to where The Salvation Army is serving, call 211.

The Salvation Army will be feeding the public through their mobile canteens. The following locations will be begin serving at 12:30 pm. on Friday October 16, 2020.

403 4th Street in Rayne

North Elementary School
308 West MLK Drive in Opelousas

Cankton Town Hall
107 Dandurand Street in Cankton

First Baptist Church
210 E. St. Peter Street in New Iberia

Louisiana Avenue United Methodist Church
2700 Louisiana Avenue in Lafayette

Midland High School
735 S. Crocker Street in Midland

Indian Bayou United Methodist
1029 Louisiana Hwy 700 in Rayne

703 S. Bridge Street in Washington, LA

Estherwood City Hall
124 N. Leblanc in Estherwood

Second Harvest

Feeding sites across Acadiana will be open this month to provide food items and supplies to those in need of relief.

Second Harvest provided a list of sites where residents can receive food this month while supplies last.

The food bank says that they are still waiting on their first FEMA food delivery and will have more disaster sites scheduled once those items are available.

See a list of sites in Acadiana:

Calcasieu Parish

Second Harvest & UWSWLA Relief Center - 2401 6th Street, Lake Charles
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Iberia Parish

Above Not Below - 2101 W Main Street, New Iberia
Oct. 19, 2020
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Our Lady of Victory - 120 Daigre Street, New Iberia
Oct. 19, 2020
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Lafayette Parish

Second Harvest Food Bank - 215 E Pinhook Rd, Lafayette
Monday through Friday
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

St. Landry Parish

First Harvest - 327 Bullard Street, Opelousas
Oct. 19, 2020
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Hope Alliance - 445 Campground Drive, Palmetto
Oct. 30, 2020
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Landmark Christian - 4581 Henkle Street, Leonville
Oct. 30, 2020
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

St. Mary Parish

Free Ministries - 1417 Sandra Street, Morgan City
Oct. 26, 2020
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Vermilion Parish

Gueydan Civic Center (901 Wilkinson St, Gueydan, 70542)
Lunch being served on Wednesday Oct 21
11:00 a.m.-1:00 pm.

Town of Gueydon - 901 Wilkinson Street, Gueydon
Oct. 24, 2020
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Ark of the Covenant - 210 S. St. Valerie Street, Abbeville
Oct. 21, 2020
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Briggs Learning Center - 710 Huey Street, Abbeville
Oct. 28, 2020
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Around Acadiana

On Monday, Oct. 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) approved emergency food assistance to help those impacted by Hurricane Delta.

The Disaster Household Distribution (DHD) Temporary Emergency Food Program (TEFAP) will last until October 31, 2020 or until DSNAP is implemented. It is estimated that approximately 250,000 individuals will be served over the three week period. This is based on the need that existed for Hurricane Laura which impacted much of the same areas.

Acadia Parish - Acadia Parish residents impacted by Hurricane Delta can receive water, MREs, and ice at three local distribution sites Tuesday, October 13:

  • Midland High School (Front Parking Lot) - 735 S. Crocker St. Midland
  • Rayne City Hall - 801 The Blvd. Rayne
  • St. Francis Elementary - 490 St. Joseph Ave. Iota

The distributions are open to all parish residents with a valid ID from 8am-5pm and they will operate on a day by day basis depending on power.

The Rayne Temple Church of God in Christ will hold a community feeding event on Saturday, October 17 beginning at 10:00 am. Food and drinks will be available while supplies last. Located at 309 Holt Ave. in Rayne. For more information call 337-514-8286

Cameron Parish - Extended hours for Points of Distribution located in Cameron Parish:

Tarps, Ice, water, and MREs will be distributed at the following locations; current operational hours are from 8am-6pm.

  • Johnson Bayou Fire Center - 6246 Gulf Beach Hwy
  • Grand Lake High School - 1039 Gulf Hwy 384
  • Hackett's Corner - Intersection 384 / Hwy 27

Iberia Parish

A food distribution will take place on Wednesday, October 21 at Vanderbilt Hall at 206 West Church Street in Delcambre. The distribution begins at 1:00 pm and is a partnership between Kingdom In Action World Outreach Ministries and Second Harvest Food Bank.

Jeff Davis Parish

  • The National Guard will be distributing MREs, Bottled Water, and bagged ice as supplies are available at Welsh High School from 9am until 4pm daily-the last day will be Tuesday October 13.
  • The National Guard will be distributing MREs, Bottled Water, bagged ice and tarps as supplies are available at the Multi-purpose Building in Jennings from 9am until 4pm daily.
  • The National Guard will be distributing MREs, Bottled Water, bagged ice and tarps as supplies are available at Lacassine High School from 9am until 4pm daily.
  • The National Guard will be distributing MREs, Bottled Water and bagged ice as supplies are available at Lake Arthur High School from 9am until 4pm daily.

Lafayette Parish

Family Promise of Acadiana, Hand Up Thrift, GMFS Mortgage, Rotary Club of Lafayette, and Share Care USA will be serving chili to locals who are dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Delta and displaced Lake Charles locals living in Lafayette.

The meals will be served on Friday, October 16 at 11:30 am on Friday, October 16 at Hand Up Thrift (HUT) at 105 Leonie Street in Lafayette.

St Landry Parish

  • Our Savior’s Church will be handing out free meals again on Wednesday October 14. Pick up will start at 6:00 pm in the parking lot behind the church located at 1050 West Laurel Ave, Eunice.
  • Ice, water, and Meals Ready to Eat were distributed to each municipality that requested the commodities. Citizens in need of ice, water, or food in the municipality and the parish surrounding those municipalities should contact their local mayor's for assistance.
  • Red Cross and the Salvation Army have been providing meals to some areas of the parish that are still experiencing loss of power.
  • Terrazo Italian Kitchen in Eunice will be Giving away Food at 12:00 pm to on Tuesday October 13 to feed those affected by Hurricane Delta. They are serving until food run out. No money needed. Window pick up only. First responders can also come by and grab some food.

Vermilion Parish

TEMPORARY FOOD ASSISTANCE

Eligible parishes include: Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Catahoula, Concordia, East Feliciana, Evangeline, Grant, Iberia, Jefferson Davis, Lafayette, LaSalle, Morehouse, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, St. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, Vermillion, Vernon, West Feliciana, and Winn.

The Department of Agriculture and forestry says that five statewide food banks will distribute food to pantries in impacted areas where people who need assistance will be able to receive the food. The program went into affect on Sunday.

Food banks will provide drive through and site pick-up points. The food package will consist of 25 pounds canned goods, fruits, vegetables, protein items and other staples such as flour, pasta and rice. DHD food distributions will not operate in any area where DSNAP is in effect. Specific food banks were not listed.

Louisiana

Gov. John Bel Edwards is reminding residents affected by Hurricane Delta to pre-register now to get a head start on their phone application and interview if and when the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (DSNAP) is approved for their parish.

According to a Tweet from Edwards, he is working to get DSNAP approved for Hurricane Delta. Those seeking DSNAP should text "LADSNAP" to 898-211 or visit http://dcfs.la.gov/dsnap for more information.

Those who have already pre-registered or applied for DSNAP during Hurricane Laura, or since March if this year when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, do not need to pre-register again.