CADDO PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Families were able to pick up food boxes this past Saturday at several locations throughout Caddo Parish.
The Caddo Parish Commission teamed up with the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana to hold a drive-thru food box distribution event Saturday for the community.
“It’s a blessing for them to give it to them they don’t have to do that it is a blessing and anybody can get it’s a blessing to them,” Shreveport resident Maryetta Rhodes said.
The event was first-come, first-serve while supplies last. Each vehicle received one box per household, with a maximum of two boxes per vehicle for separate households.
Caddo Parish Commission President Lyndon B. Johnson said, “There have been multiple challenges in our community, such as COVID-19 and recent winter storms, that have made it difficult for many of our citizens to stay afloat. We believe that it is important to offer this distribution opportunity to provide some temporary relief to those in the community who may need help with food insecurity and access to food.”
The distribution event was possible through a $30,000 allocation approved by the Caddo Parish Commission and partnership with the Food Bank of NWLA for food acquisition and distribution.