90 year-old couple thanks community for generosity

Elderly Love Project helping families in Acadiana
Posted at 6:27 PM, Apr 29, 2020

One woman's push to collect donations to feed the elderly is helping families all over Acadiana.

Lulda Green and her husband are one of the many who have stocked cabinets because of the cause.

"I was so happy. I didn't know what to say or what to think about," said Lulda Green.

That was Lulda's reaction as loads of groceries were being brought into her home, thanks to the many donations the community has been sending in.

"Well, the people are good. It's not everybody that's going to do it, but they're doing it, and God is going to bless them. I think it's alright; everybody needs something right now; it's kind of rough," said Lulda.

Lulda's daughter, Veronica Green, says the woman behind the scenes is helping a group that needs it most.

"Some of the elderly have a fixed income. Once that money is gone, they don't have anything. They don't have nothing to get groceries with. Ms. Anita is an angel," said Veronica Green.

Anita Thomas is on her second round of delivering groceries and has been able to collect nearly $7,000 to be able to gather many essentials items that the elderly are lacking.

"It's also benefited them as far as personal hygiene, depends, some even clothes," said Anita Thomas.

The goal of this round is to be able to deliver 200 bags, each valued at $40. The drop off will be right in time for Mother's Day.

"This is for the Mother's day special, we'll probably skip a month, but it won't stop there because I'm still going to be doing fundraisers, shirts and other projects to make sure we can raise money to help the community," said Thomas.

If anyone wants to donate or have an elderly in need, they can text Anita Thomas at 337-316-3900 or cash app $MrzMunchies.