April food distributions to continue

Sister Miriam MacLean, RSM, PhD, LCSW, Director of Catholic Charities, wants the community to know that our office is still offering financial assistance for rent, utilities, emergency prescription medicine costs, and funerals over the phone at 337-439-7436. Currently, food distribution is continuing for both returning and new families. The Upper Cameron Mobile Food Bank will be held on Wednesday, April 15, from 9a.m. to 11a.m. at St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church located at 11054 Hwy 384 in Big Lake. All persons are welcome regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or age.

Due to the COVID-19 social distancing requirements, new persons who need to register for the food bank must do so over the phone, at least two days before food is distributed at the church.

After they register over the phone, they can drive-thru the food distribution line located in the church parking lot and receive groceries. They will be given a temporary food bank card and calendar at that time. Persons should remain in their vehicles and food will be loaded into their trunk or hatchback.