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Tons of groceries distributed by group of New Iberia organizations

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Posted at 5:12 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 18:12:41-04

IBERIA PARISH — On Thursday, May 14th, The Kiwanis Club of New Iberia in partnership with the Disch-Declouet Social Service Center held a drive-thru food distribution site.

Volunteers with the "Bags of Hope" event gave out 26 tons of food in 1,500 bags, each weighing about 35 pounds, to 600 vehicles.

Approximately 25 volunteers from the Kiwanis Club, the Disch-DeClouet Social Service Center, students of Catholic High of New Iberia, and individuals from the community at large came out to assist with the project.

Donating to the drive were local grocers, Fremin’s Food and Furniture, Simoneaud’s Grocery, Walmart, Second Harvest Food Bank, and individuals from the community.

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