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Poverty is the single greatest threat to children’s well-being according to the National Center for Children in Poverty. Hunger and poverty go hand-in-hand and both are a real problem here in Southwest Louisiana.
In an effort to work together to end child hunger, United Way of Southwest Louisiana partners with the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and City of Lake Charles Summer Feeding Programs by creating Weekend Food Packs so children in the programs have healthy and easy-to-eat foods over the weekend. United Way of Southwest Louisiana works with local companies, organizations and groups to collect food for Weekend Food Packs.
Our goal will be that all 5,000 Weekend Food Packs be as identical as possible. Below are suggested items that carry and store well in the bags.
As a result of our generous donors and volunteers, we were able to send a grand total of 5,200 Weekend Food Packs to the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and City of Lake Charles' Summer Feeding Program sites in 2017! Help us reach that goal again in 2018!
Help us fill Weekend Food Packs with the collected items. Call 337.433.1088 to sign up!
Single-serve, individually wrapped items only:
Pre-cooked, Pop-top meals
(beans & franks, beefy mac, mac n’ cheese, vienna sausage, ravioli, spaghettios)
Boxes of raisins
MONDAY - THURSDAY 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
FRIDAY 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
United Way of Southwest Louisiana
815 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA
Healthy Image Marketing Agency
4845 Ihles Road
Lake Charles, LA 70605
For more information, call us at (337) 433-1088
For over 78 years, United Way of Southwest Louisiana has been committed to building strong, successful families and strengthening our community.
815 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Toll Free: 888.433.1088