New Distribution Sites For Children’s Meals
There are two new distribution sites that are being operated by the group Three O'clock Project.
This group hands out food to children who are in need.
According to their website, any child that is 18 or younger, is eligible for meals.
The two new distribution sites are at the following locations:
- In Scott, the distribution site is at St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church from 1:30-2:30 p.m. The church can be found at 1301 Old Spanish Trail
- In Carencro, the distribution site is at Pelican Park from 1:30-2:30 p.m. The park can be found at 110 Softball Drive.
The other existing locations for food distribution are as follows:
- Jackie Unit of the Boys and Girls Club at 1000 Marie Antoinette Blvd from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
- Brown Park at 1234 East Pont Des Mouton Road from 10-11:00 a.m.
- The MLK Recreation Center at 309 Cora Street from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- St. Thomas More High School at 450 East Farrel Road from 12-1:00 p.m.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the amount of requests for food from Acadiana's Second Harvest Food Bank has increased by forty percent according to Ben Broussard, Communications Director with Catholic Charities of Acadiana.
There are thousands of children across Lafayette Parish and surrounding areas who are in need of food when there is no pandemic, and their need has only been amplified by the current situation.
Lafayette Parish is projected to have a tax revenue loss near 35 percent for the period covering the stay at home order. People are just now able to shop at more locations under the Safe Shop initiative, and for many, they no longer have buying power after massive layoffs.
When you drive up, you will be given 7 days of breakfast and lunch for each child. The pickups happen on Tuesday in Lafayette Parish.