Time for schools to prepare for the Christmas Cheer Food Drive Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapid
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is asking local schools to participate in the Christmas Cheer food drive by collecting non-perishable food items for those in need across central Louisiana.
Last year, Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, and Vernon parish schools collected 120,568 pounds of food to help needy families in our community. The food collected is distributed through the Food Bank of Central Louisiana’s member agencies in the parish it was collected.
The pick-up schedule for this year’s Christmas Cheer food drive is as follows:
Tuesday, December 3 – Grant parish
Wednesday, December 4 – Avoyelles parish
Thursday, December 5 – Natchitoches parish
Friday, December 6 – Rapides parish
Tuesday, December 10 – Vernon parish
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana, in association with KALB-TV, will present a $500 cash prize to the school collecting the most food at the elementary, junior high, and high school level in each participating parish. The school collecting the most food per capita for all five parishes will win an additional $500 prize.
The Food Bank of Central Louisiana is a non-profit organization whose mission is to alleviate hunger in Central Louisiana. The Food Bank distributes food and grocery products to needy families through a network of approved charitable agencies in the following eleven parishes: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon and Winn.
School administrators and teachers can contact the Food Bank of Central Louisiana with any questions at 318-445-2773 or firstname.lastname@example.org