St. Andrew’s in Sterlington hosts community feeding
STERLINGTON, La. (KNOE) -The St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Sterlington hosted a community feeding on Sunday, September 20. As the holiday season approaches, Mayor Caesar Velasquez said community support is crucial as food becomes more scarce.
Sterlington’s food distribution takes place on the third Sunday of every month.
“We just wanna make sure that anyone that needs something to eat has something to eat and can rely on one of the community churches to be able to provide and help," said Velasquez.
Even though this is an ongoing tradition, Velasquez said this food distribution is needed now more than ever. He said it’s especially necessary with many children homeschooling amid COVID-19.
“Now that kid’s going back to school they’ll be able to get their regular meals from school and that’ll help out a lot. But it’s still you know, something that’s definitely needed here,” he said.
Velasquez also said the community has played a crucial role in keeping the monthly food distribution alive.
“You know we’ve got some of the best people in the world here in Sterlington who are willing to give. Either donate or donate their time coming up here and helping.”
The food is donated from Sterlington businesses, the Boy Scouts, and other private donors. These donations are becoming even more essential as we enter the fall.
“Those businesses just step right on up and make sure that there are plenty of things that can be handed out," said Velasquez.
Velasquez said he is proud the community has rallied behind this cause.
“I just can’t be prouder of this initiative so it’s a really good thing for the Town of Sterlington.”
To inquire about receiving food or volunteering at next month’s distribution, call the St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church at (318) 665-4479.
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