Zydeco musicians lend helping hand to Food Bank - KLFY News 10

Zydeco musicians lend helping hand to Food Bank

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When Nolton Dalcourt, General Manager of Lafayette's Downtown Ballroom and Bistro, approached Food-Net, the Greater Acadiana Food Bank, it left Executive Director Mel Jones with a taste of goodwill.

"You know we don't turn down food at Food-Net. We need the food, so it was really great for them to support us and think about us," Jones said

A few musical headliners, along with Dalcourt and Jones put a unique Louisiana spin on a Labor Day food drive.

Zydeco lovers were asked to bring non-perishable items to the Ballroom. In return, they received a discounted admission to a night of music with Lil' Nathan and the Zydeco Bigtimers as well as J Paul and the Zydeco Nubreeds. The donations received on Monday night came at no better time for the food bank.

Jones said, "It is peak time for us right now as far as we don't have a lot of food coming in right now, so it is optimum for us to get that food in right now.""

Two-stepping for a good cause is something Food-Net support Rachel Richard said is a way of life.

"For me, zydeco has always be associated with giving community wise. With the food drive and the zydeco, it's just a perfect combination."

Z-105.9 helped to sponsor the event and radio personality Kimberly McCoi gave thanks to the community and musicians.

"Once you give back you're able to receive," McCoi began. "Big ups to Lil' Nathan and J. Paul cause they could be charging but they already know what type of cause this is."

A cause that supports the over 31,000 families that depend on Food-Net. Labor Day isn't the only time someone can donate. Non-perishable items and monetary donations can be made to Food-Net Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00AM- 12:30PM.

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