Monroe, West Monroe partners with Food Bank of NELA to host food giveaway

Published: Aug. 1, 2020 at 2:50 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 1, 2020 at 3:11 PM CDT
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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana expects a surge of people to line up at there distribution centers once unemployment benefits end.

The $600 employment benefits end on July 31, 2020, leaving millions of Americans in need. Since March, the Food Bank has fed 112,935 people in Northeast Louisiana. Sarah Hoffman, communications officer for NELA Food Bank says she’s grateful for the community’s support during there unfortunate times.

“We’ve been through various disasters at my time here at the food bank, but we’ve never experienced anything like this. This is new for all of us and we’re just grateful to be in a position to help those in need in our community” Hoffman said.

“Many people for the first time are facing hunger and some people are already struggling living paycheck to paycheck have really been impacted and need our help now more than ever.”

The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana will partner with Monroe and West Monroe to distribute 1,000 food boxes. The distributions will be on Wednesday, August 5, at the Monroe Civic Center and Thursday, August 6, at the Ike Hamilton. The food drives are from 9 a.m. until supplies last.

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