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Port Barre food distribution rescheduled after delivery truck delay

Food will be given out on June 28
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Posted at 5:09 PM, Jun 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-24 18:09:11-04

A food drive scheduled for Thursday at Port Barre High School had to be canceled after the food truck arrived late.

The drive, which is held every month at the football stadium on O.G. Track Road, was scheduled to take place from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm.

"So, unfortunately, we came out here for nothing today," Police Chief Deon Boudreaux in a Facebook post. "We're going to see if we can straighten them up for next time."

Boudreaux says that the truck, which was supposed to bring food, was severely delayed. He confirms that the truck arrived Thursday afternoon but the drive was already shut down.

"We put out three hundred boxes, we're out here in the hot sun trying to get this done," he said "I feel sorry for the people who depend on this."

He says that because of the heat and the fact that the truck was still in Lafayette, that they would have to cancel the drive. While the delivery was not made on Thursday, Boudreaux says they have rescheduled for Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

The drive will be in the same location at the same time.

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