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Groups plan Friday food drives to help those impacted by Hurricane Delta

Donations can be dropped off at Second Harvest
Food bank accepting donations for federal employees
Posted at 11:50 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 12:50:46-04

Food drives will be held each Friday in October to support those affected by Hurricane Delta.

The United Way of Acadiana, Second Harvest Food Bank, Catholic Charities of Acadiana, and Rebuilding Together Acadiana have partnered to hold a joint food drive each Friday in October (October 16, 23, and 30)

The drives will take place from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Second Harvest Food Bank located at 215 E. Pinhook Road in Lafayette.

Donations will be accepted via the location's front entrance located off of Refinery Rd.

Supplies, non-perishable foods, and personal items will be accepted.

The United Way says that a list of all accepted donations, as well as an Amazon wish list for easy shopping, can be found at www.unitedwayofacadiana.org/foodsupplydrive.

Volunteers are needed to assist with collection and sorting of donations and can register at www.unitedwayofacadiana.org/volunteer.

“Acadiana truly embraced the spirit of giving during our food and supply drive for Hurricane Laura, and we are eager to help those who were impacted by Hurricane Delta in the same way,” said Carlee Alm-LaBar, President/CEO of United Way of Acadiana.

According to John Dziurgot, Chief Operating Officer at Second Harvest, 60,402 pounds of food and supplies were donated through the Hurricane Laura drive and distributed to affected areas.

He says that the organizations are hopeful that this drive will yield the same results.

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