New food bank open in St. Charles

From staff and wire reports

September 29, 2011 at 12:49 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Volunteers prepared for the Second Harvesters Food Distribution in Des Allemands on Sept. 21. Pictured are Joe Dufrene, Donnie White, Joe Bergeron, Jay Guidry, Harry Zeller, Garland Bourgeois, deacon with St. John the Baptist and St. Gertrude Catholic Chu
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Volunteers prepared for the Second Harvesters Food Distribution in Des Allemands on Sept. 21. Pictured are Joe Dufrene, Donnie White, Joe Bergeron, Jay Guidry, Harry Zeller, Garland Bourgeois, deacon with St. John the Baptist and St. Gertrude Catholic Chu
A Second Harvesters Food Bank is now open to serve needy residents of the Paradis/Des Allemands area. It was opened through the combined efforts of Knights of Columbus Council 2409, St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Des Allemands Volunteer Fire Department and the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Archbishop Gregory Aymond asked the KC and St. John Church to spearhead this effort because he wanted a visible, positive, sprit-based image in this area. The boundaries of the area begin at Tiger Drive in Boutte stretching to Cypress Lane in Des Allemands.

The combined groups held their first distribution on Sept. 21 at the Des Allemands Fire Station on Highway 90. Distributions are scheduled to be held on the third Wednesday of each month from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Only eligible households who meet a set of guidelines and are approved may receive food.

A registration will be held on Oct. 5 at the St. John church hall from 6-9 p.m.

For an application and a list of guidelines, residents can go to www.stjohnmin.org.




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