Annual KLFY Food for Families Food FoodDrive to go virtual

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- In a response to the growing needs of families facing hunger in Acadiana, the annual KLFY Food for Families food drive will be held virtually on Thursday, December 10th.

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic and in consideration for the safety of all involved, the 2020 Food for Families food drive will be held as a virtual fundraiser supporting over 20 participating food pantries in Acadiana.

Donations can be made by texting FOODNET to 797979 or by clicking here.

“This has been a hard year on so many in our community, especially families who have lost jobs or who are now struggling to put food on the table,” said Ben Broussard, spokesman for FoodNet Food Bank. “Especially during this holiday season, the KLFY Food for Families virtual food drive is an opportunity for us in Acadiana to rally around our neighbors who are experiencing a heightened level of food insecurity, all while supporting in a safe and meaningful way.”

In its 33rd year, the KLFY Food for Families food drive assists thousands of Acadiana families who lack consistent access to nutrition. Donations raised during the Food for Families virtual drive will stay local as area food pantries will use the proceeds to purchase food from local businesses to support their pantry clients.

A select number of area food pantries will still accept non-perishable food on the day of the drive. A full list of benefitting pantries, along with organizations that will still be collecting non-perishable food on Thursday December 10th can be found by clicking here.

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