The Second Harvest Food Bank is hosting a community food drive in April.

KATC is reporting that the food bank is hosting the drive in recognition of this month being Senior Hunger Awareness Month.


According to the report, Louisiana ranks almost dead last on yet another list, as 23% of seniors in Louisiana are not always certain of how they will get their next meal, which is why Second Harvest is hosting the event.

Many seniors live on a fixed income. They skip meals or choose between buying groceries or paying their rent or utility bills, or even medication - Paul Scelfo, Second Harvest Food Bank via KATC



Here's where you come in to save the day: you can drop off donations of non-perishable food items directly at either Second Harvest location: 700 Edwards Avenue in Lafayette, or 215 E Pinhook Road in Lafayette. They accept donations Monday through Friday, from 7:30 am until 4:00 pm.


Some of the items you should consider donating include foods that are easy to prepare but are formulated with health in mind (low sugar, low sodium, etc), including:

Breakfast cereal, Rice, Flour, Grits, Canned Vegetables and Fruits, Tomato Sauce, Dried Fruit, Canned Tuna, Canned Chicken, Dried Beans, Canned Chili and other Soups, Nuts,  Powdered or Shelf-Stable Milk, Vegetable Oil, etc. - Second Harvest

The Second Harvest Food Bank website provides a more complete list of suggested food items you should consider donating.

Get together with your family or your office to recognize Senior Hunger Awareness Month and make a donation. When you make a donation, you make a difference.

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