(COVINGTON, La.) — The St. Paul’s Fall Food Drive ended on Nov. 13, but the student donations will be enjoyed for much longer.
The school collected 9,210 lbs. of donations, filling 15 trucks. Cereal, peanut butter, canned meats, tomato sauce, dry pasta, oatmeal, and cornbread mix were collected and delivered to the Northshore Food Bank. The food provided a better Thanksgiving for numerous families on the Northshore.
There is poverty all around Louisiana, and food security is one of the most important things that many families lack. The Northshore Food Bank works to provide food for more than 375 people every week. These people are considered at or below the poverty line, $25,750 for a family of four. When it first opened in 1984, the Northshore Food Bank only received donations from nine local churches, but over the years the number of donor organizations has grown. The Northshore Food Bank now receives all of the food from schools, organizations, and volunteers, including St. Paul’s from 2014 to now.