Feeding program coming to Iberia Parish

IBERIA PARISH, La. (KLFY) – Little Zorah Baptist Church in Iberia Parish is starting a summer feeding program to make sure the community’s youth doesn’t go hungry while out of school.

“Whether we want to realize this or not, there are a lot of kids that not being in school will go hungry. They do rely upon those school meals,” said Reverend Wilfred Johnson with Little Zorah.

Childhood hunger tends to rise every summer as access to meals outside of school becomes difficult to manage for some families. Reverend Johnson says they his congregation saw a need to help the community as they have done for generations. He says although they have enough food to start off, they are still requesting any donations from canned goods to frozen foods, to snacks, to money donations to be them the ability to make enough meals throughout the summer. “We want enough to give them something to eat right then and then maybe for the next meal.”

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The program will be for kids 18 and under. Although they are focusing on the youth in the Iberia parish area all will be welcomed if in need of help. “We’re expecting at least 250 (meals) per day for Wednesdays. They could drive up. I mean, it’s open to anybody to come.”

The program will begin this Tuesday from 12 to one and every Wednesday after that up until the end of July.

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