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232-HELP creates meal fund for medical workers

Providing meals to medical teams at Lafayette-based hospitals
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Posted at 12:01 PM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 13:01:04-04

232-HELP has created a meal fund to provide fresh cooked meals to critical healthcare workers in Lafayette-based hospitals.

The 232-HELP HEALTHCARE HEROES MEAL FUND was established at Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) with initial funding from the Jewell Parkerson Lowe Foundation. It's aim, according to organizers is to provide freshly cooked meals to emergency room and critical care medical teams at several Lafayette-based hospitals.

“Over the next seven weeks, we will work with Imonelli Restaurant to deliver 10,000 or more boxed meals to the emergency room and critical care workers who are truly heroes during this COVID 19 pandemic,” said Jim Pate, the president of 232-HELP.

Donations from the fund began feeding workers at Lafayette General, University Hospital, and Our Lady of Lourdes. More donations are needed to expand the feeding program to cover additional hospitals.

“Our goal is to provide meals to ER and critical care workers five days a week through May 28,” said Roy. “For every new $9,000 contribution to the fund, we are given the capacity to deliver another 1000 meal in coming weeks.”

“Our 232-HELP organization has been a pillar in our community for decades,” said Raymond Hebert, the president and CEO of CFA. “We are honored to participate in such a noble endeavor.”

You can make a tax-deductible donations by visiting www.cfacadiana.org/232help Checks can be mailed to CFA, memo: 232-HELP Fund, 1035 Camellia Boulevard, Suite 100, Lafayette, LA 70508.

100 percent of all contributions will benefit the 232-HELP HEALTHCARE HEROES MEAL FUND.