Mary Ann Guilory at the Eunice Food Bank, 2101 West Ash. (Photo by Myra Miller)
Demand grows on Food Bank resources
The Eunice Food Bank needs you. The food bank supplies many families in Eunice and has recently grown to feeding more families.
The increase of families that located in Eunice are displaced from two hurricanes Laura and Delta, Mary Ann Guillory, director of the food bank, said, “The food bank has been helping these families also. Some are out of work, looking for jobs too.
According to Guillory, the food bank is providing an additional 10 to 12 people per week. The Eunice Food Bank serves over 300 families per month.
The food bank is in need of more supply of food items, and Guillory said,“Everything is needed. Canned goods, dried beans, boxed macaroni and cheese, toiletries, diapers. We also accept monetary donations.”
Guillory has also started receiving more food demands or requests from the Louisiana Department of Health. Guillory added, “Since last week I started receiving an email from one of the directors of the Louisiana Department of Health asking and requesting for anything extra, food items, to those shut-ins at home due to Covid. She provides me each week with a listing of Eunice names and addresses of those that are shut-in at home due to the virus.”
Guillory provides one box of food per family.
Guillory is confident that she will receive a great response from the community. She added, “Our community helps others. They have done so in the past. We have a generous community. I feel that our pantry here will grow, and this will help other families in need.”
What is needed? All canned goods, potted meats, boxed macaroni & cheese, rice, sugar, dried beans, pastas, tuna fish, cereals, Jiffy corn bread mixes, juice, flour, coffee, deodorants, toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, laundry detergents and soaps.
Donors should drop off food items at the food bank, located at 2101 West Ash, directly behind the Department of Motor Vehicles, on the west side of the building.
The Eunice Food Bank is opened from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The annual Food Bank Food Drive is scheduled for from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 10.
For more information, call Guillory, at 337-457-7541 or 337-305-0876.