Second Harvest to hold food distribution event in Lafayette

Nov. 21 from 9 am - 11 am at MLK Center
Posted at 2:15 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-18 15:15:21-05

Second Harvest Food Bank will host a “drive-thru” food distribution on Saturday, November 21, at the Martin Luther King Center in Lafayette.

The distrubtion, they say, is for families experiencing hardship.

Staff and volunteers will distribute fresh and shelf-stable foods items, as well as kids’ meals between 9am and 11am to anyone needing food relief.

The National Guard and Lafayette Sheriff's Department will also help to distribute food and direct traffic.

Where: MLK Center, 309 Cora St, Lafayette, La 70501
When: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Distribution: 9am-11am | While Supplies Last

“This year has been a difficult one for all and more families than ever are facing empty plates this holiday season,” said Brittany Bowie, Impact Manager for Second Harvest Food Bank. “We are hopeful that this food distribution will provide some relief for families as we head into the holiday season.”

Second Harvest says that the event is one of many long-term efforts underway in response to widespread devastation across South Louisiana.

Since the start of the coronavirus emergency in March, Second Harvest says they have distributed more than 37 million pounds of food and supplies to residents across twenty-three South Louisiana parishes.

Second Harvest staff, volunteers, and community partners have also distributed more than 4 million pounds of supplies to recent hurricane survivors in Southwest Louisiana.

Second Harvest says it is also continuing to collect food and supplies at their Lafayette location at 215 E Pinhook. Anyone needing food assistance, both year-round and during a time of emergency, is asked to call 337-232-HELP in Lafayette, or 2-1-1 in other areas.

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