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Group making lunches for students in Lafayette Parish

Posted at 7:31 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 20:33:31-04

During a time when things are a little rough and potentially scary, a group was out in Lafayette making sure children were fed.

At two sites on Monday, the Phams, Johanna in Scott and Peter in Lafayette made sure Lafayette Parish students had something to eat.

"I think that humans are intrinsically good and when we are forced to slow down our goodness comes out and we start to think of others," Johanna Cole-Pham said. She is one of the people helping provide lunches for students.

The Phams jumped on an idea by Alice Boucher custodian Ray Patt and worked to fill a gap and the stomachs of students.

A sandwich, fruit, crackers, snack and drink all provided by a team of supporters who put forth over $1,500.

"So they're longing for something to do to help these students and we just provided a platform. We're here until the Lafayette Parish School Board and other entities get their efficient system set up," Pham said.

The meal was appreciated. In fact in some cases the meal became meals. Some able to make the food stretch a little further from lunch, into dinner.

"Well, it definitely feels good to know that there are people that actually care," Ericka Williams said.

Williams was there with her daughter who says the help today will make it easier on her mother.

"It helps my mom because she's very stressful and this really helps her doesn't have to prepare things and go to the store and get other things to go out and cook," Michaela Williams said.