This evening, Taco Sisters Restaurant is cooking and donating plate lunches to some of those affected by rampant unemployment caused by policies adapted to quell the pandemic spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
"We're trying to feed people, knowing that there's a need for food, because people aren't able to afford food right now," said Brett Hall of Taco Sisters. "We figured this was a way to help. I hope they know that we care, we're thinking of them, thinking of everybody. We are all going to get through this."
The locally-owned and operated restaurant, which started in an old house on Johnston Street near the railroad tracks near Downtown Lafayette, is donating food via a partnership with non-profit organization, Love of People, through donations made to its initiative, "The Lending Closet," and will be distributed to members of the Upper Lafayette community.
Donations from local businesses have secured more than 50 meals, but any additional donations will be routed directly toward preparing and giving away more food.
If you'd like to help by donating or you'd like to sign up to receive meals, send a message at https://www.facebook.com/loveofpeopleLOP/