Project Acadiana, hosted by Pathway Church, shared some holiday spirit in the form of groceries around the community today.
Courtney Scott, outreach coordinator with the project, explained that the group's mission is to visit a local neighborhood that has a high crime rate and a high poverty level to distribute groceries.
The groceries in each bag are enough to provide a full Thanksgiving meal.
In their tenth year, the organization started by helping 100 families. Now, they visit 300. The church raises money for the groceries through fundraisers at the church.
Volunteers with the church and Our Lady of Lourdes were at the church today loading up the groceries. Everyone then carpooled to the neighborhood.
Scott said she hopes those in the community who help distribute the groceries take home a thankfulness for what they have.
Her favorite part is going into the neighborhood and connecting with the people there.
Even though she said they are touching lives in just a small way, it is "so much more than a bag of groceries."
She loves seeing the thankfulness on people's faces.
"We show them how much God loves them."