Canned vegetables, ready to make meals, and lots of protein are all important items for families in need.
The food for families drive is right around the corner.
The all-day event kicks off on Tuesday, December 8.
In Lafayette alone, last year’s drive collected sixty-thousand pounds of food, “We, of course, are hoping to top that.” Said Julie Lafluer.
The food for families drives supplies food yearlong for the food net pantry, as well as 17 other pantries in Acadiana, “We do have an increase in clients. We have people who have lost their job. People who have had a decrease in hours and it’s harder for them to make ends meet these days. So there’s an increase in the need for food.”
With a goal this year of beating last year’s total. The food Net hopes to stock their shelves with non-perishable items to feed Acadiana families over the holidays, “Peanut butter, Chili in a can, beef stew in a can, tuna. We also need items such as what we would call meals in a box. Something you could open up and maybe add water.” Lafluer told KLFY’s Brheanna Berry
The only items that aren’t accepted are home baked goods and expired foods.