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Free food handed out to kids by non-profit organizations

Posted at 8:00 PM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-14 20:01:50-04

LAFAYETTE, La. — Two Louisiana non-profit organizations are making sure kids don't go hungry because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Three O'Clock Project and Boys & Girls Clubs of Acadiana handed out free frozen meals Tuesday at the Destiny of Faith Church in Lafayette.

"I think its important we know this is a tough time, and a lot of time loneliness, we're socially distant, we're sheltering at home, you can feel alone," said Alex Lazard, administrative pastor Destiny of Faith Church. "So, I think it's important that the community knows everyone is thinking about each other right now."

The partners handed out meals to any child 18 and under; each box had five breakfast and five lunches worth of frozen meals.

The boxes also included fresh fruit and milk.

Any child was eligible for meals whether they attend a public school or not.