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Food distribution in Opelousas helps 2,000 families

Posted at 11:50 AM, Aug 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-08 19:54:07-04

The United Cajun Navy along with local law enforcement and health organizations distributed food to Opelousas residents on Saturday.

Fresh produce and milk was distributed from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm.

Residents were able to drive up to the location at North Elementary School on MLK Drive to pick up a food box.

Around 2,000 families were expected to be fed on Saturday thanks to the distribution.

The Opelousas City Marhal's Office blocked the roadways to help with traffic flow to the distribution site.

Volunteers say they want to do what they can to help those struggling during the pandemic.

"The virus is still here. People are not working, people are hurting, and we're trying to help the community," said Lafayette Police Cpl. Paul Mouton. "All these organizations are working through my office, and it makes me happy and gives me strength to do more for the people."

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