Since the beginning of the launch that originated from the Waffle House on Pinhook in Lafayette, it has since gone viral. The number of people who are donating are making the campaign thrive.
Waffle House’s in Acadiana have been dropping off, “Anywhere from 100-200 meals a day to local organizations,” said Area Vice President, Terry Dauphine.
The restaurant’s recruiter took on the role as the primary driver of big deliveries and stays busy because of all the generosity in Acadiana.
“We went to Our Lady of Lourdes and we brought twenty meals which was sponsored by a good customer of ours and he actually requested that we bring meals to Lord’s in Scott,” said Scott Dorey.
It’s a gift to first responders from the community, and it’s providing smiles to everyone.
“The response has been phenomenal. They're overly grateful and ecstatic. A lot of these nurses and doctors haven’t been home. They’re living out of hotels and eating frozen pizza and ham sandwiches," said Dorey.
If anyone wants to donate, they can call or walk into a local Waffle House that is currently open.
America's Waffle Houses have started an Adopt a Meal program.
Basically, you can purchase a meal for a nurse/police officer/paramedic and the House will make sure they get it.
"Customers can come in and purchase a meal for a first responder," explains Terry Dauphine, area vice president. "What they do is, it's an $8 purchase. At the end of the day, we tally up how many meals that we have, and we'll call a local organization, police department, ambulance, medical provider and donate the meals to them."
Today the Pinhook Road Waffle House had a goal of 15 meals of hashbrown bowls, all-star breakfast and a drink.
If you would like to participate, visit the Waffle House at 2147 W Pinhook Rd, or call (337) 261-1125.