Second Harvest Food Bank leads the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education, and disaster response. Second Harvest provides food and support to 700+ community partners and programs across 23 parishes. Their staff and volunteers distribute the equivalent of more than 32 million meals to 210,000+ people a year.
Through their food distribution programs, community kitchen meal service, nutrition education, and public benefits assistance, they are helping to create pathways out of poverty. Every year, Second Harvest secures millions of pounds of food that otherwise would have gone to waste. Their work helps ensure that these meals make it to the dinner tables of thousands of families struggling with hunger in South Louisiana.
Partnering with Second Harvest & Entergy
In response to the crisis facing our communities, Entergy is matching every dollar you give up to $75,000. U.S. Forensic is joining the fight. We are making a donation to provide an additional 10,000 meals. To learn more about Entergy’s pledge to double every dollar, visit the Second Harvest website.
Other Ways to Help in Response to Covid-19
Second Harvest is witnessing major impacts to seniors, children, and low-income workers in our service industry. Click HERE to make a secure online monetary donation to help support their emergency response and readiness. In addition to monetary donations, you may consider the following ways to help:
As always, they welcome donation of fresh produce and non-perishable food items Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at their Elmwood and Lafayette locations.
700 Edwards Avenue in Elmwood
215 E. Pinhook Rd in Lafayette
Cleaning & Sanitation Supplies
They are also asking for donations of cleaning supplies, soap, and hand sanitizer. They also welcome this type of donation year-round to help them to prepare for the next emergency.
It is important to pre-register in their system as a volunteer, so that they can call on you or your organization as the need arises. Go to no-hunger.org/volunteer to sign up to be a volunteer, now and year-round.