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Business offer to feed those in need on Friday

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 16:15:33-04

Three Broussard businesses are teaming up to provide 1,000 free jambalaya lunches for those in need.

Broussard Commons, Guidry Land Development, and Chops Specialty Meats will be providing these lunches at Broussard Commons at 811 Albertson Parkway in Broussard on Friday, April 24, starting at noon.

These meals are available to anyone who has become unemployed or had their hours reduced due to COVID-19 or the downturn in the oil & gas sector.

In order to provide as many people as possible with these meals, each vehicle will be limited to four.

“Between the stay-at-home order and the plunging price of oil, our economy has been dealt a double whammy, and our people are hurting,” says Jeff Delahoussaye, owner of Chops Specialty Meats. “We feel a responsibility to help in whatever capacity we are able to, and this is something that we can do.”

“Broussard is a special community, and it is even more evident when local businesses come forward to help those in need,” says Broussard Mayor Ray Bourque. “Friday at noon, 1,000 lunches will be given out to those in our city who have found themselves recently unemployed due to Covid 19.”