Shopping is becoming a community effort in Acadiana to round up as many essential groceries to give back to the elderly just in time for Easter.
"Really and truly, with everything going on, I didn't think people would actually donate. I was happy; I wanted to cry," said Anita Thomas.
Anita Thomas, owner of Munchies Express, decided to partner up with "Meals on Wheels" once she heard about how the elderly are struggling to find groceries. Altogether seven businesses are involved, gathering what they can.
"I tried to do something you can make a lot of meals out of certain items. Which is bread, they like to make wiener sandwiches, they like to make sausage sandwiches. That's some of the things that are going to go in the bags," said Thomas.
As of Monday, the group has been able to put together 32 bags, each one valued at $40. The goal is to be able to deliver 50 bags.
"It's going to be a blessing because anything over 50 we're going to try to donate to the elderly community in the north part of Lafayette," said Thomas.
Super 1 Foods on Willow in Lafayette has been a go-to source for those who want to place an order to donate. Others have the option to drop off donations or send it through Cashapp.
"Even if they don't have the money to bless the elderly, just you sharing on your page is a big help," said Anita.
Any interested in donating can contact Anita at (337) 317-3900.