Groceries And Pet Food Distributed On April 7

March 31, 2021, by Ashley

Groceries And Pet Food Distributed On April 7

United Way of Southwest Louisiana and Partners To Give Out Items at Lake Charles Civic Center

LAKE CHARLES, LA, March 30 – United Way of Southwest Louisiana will distribute fresh grocery items, peanut butter and pet food in a drive-through, contact-free give-away at the Lake Charles Civic Center with multiple non-profit partners on Wednesday, April 7 from 11 am to 1 pm.

“I continue to be amazed at the opportunities we are able to take advantage of each day in order to help our community rebuild and this grocery and pet distribution is one of them,” explains Denise Durel, president and CEO of United Way of Southwest Louisiana. “We were offered peanut butter from one partner and pet food by another. It is a blessing to be able to pull all of these together and help community members get back on their feet while we rebuild together.”

Kiwanis Club of Lake Charles will provide peanut butter and volunteers for the distribution. Second Harvest Food Bank will provide grocery items. Greater Good and Houston Humane Society will provide pet food.

This first-come, first-serve event is drive-through and it is suggested your trunk be empty and open prior to pulling up to the line. Volunteers will open all the way and close prior to your leaving the line. No contact with volunteers is the goal. The Lake Charles Civic Center will play host to this drive-through event.

Volunteers are needed for multiple duties during the event including opening and closing trunks, placing items in vehicles and clean-up of boxes. Volunteers will report to the Lake Charles Civic Center at 10 am and look for the United Way of Southwest Louisiana team members in their “LIVE UNITED” t-shirts in order to sign in. To sign-up text VOLUNTEERSWLA to 41444 or online at

For more information on United Way of Southwest Louisiana’s Hurricane Laura relief efforts visit,

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About United Way of Southwest Louisiana

United Way of Southwest Louisiana is an authority on recognizing, measuring and mobilizing the resources to target community needs in Southwest Louisiana with a focus on four pillars: Education, Economic Mobility, Health and Basic Needs. For 80 years, we have supported efforts in Allen, Beauregard, Cameron, Calcasieu and Jeff Davis Parish that improve the quality of life for all residents through volunteerism and resource development.