Abraham's Tent is a local shelter that has served hundreds, if not thousands of residents in their time of need. The shelter has been a part of the Lake Charles community for more than 28 years. At the helm is Pearl Cole, who serves as the shelter's Director and saving grace. She operates the men and homeless shelter and orchestrates daily meals for anyone who is hungry six days a week.

The shelter serves free hot lunches Monday through Saturday to hundreds of people weekly. As you could imagine they go through a ton of food. By year's end, the pantry at Abraham's Tent is nearly empty. So, it's time to stock up for 2022 and they are asking the community to come out and lend them a hand.

Friday, November 12 the shelter will hold their annual Pack the Tent Food Drive from  6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Abraham’s Tent, located at 2424 Fruge Street in Lake Charles. In years past, this event has been a success and Mrs. Pearl hoping next week's food drive will do just as good. Please come out and give what you can. Abraham's is open daily to offer assistance to the homeless and provides various services. That said, in addition to the food they will also be collecting personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies as well.

Below is a list of items via KPLC, Mrs. Pearl needs to maintain the shelter's daily meals and assistance programs:

CANNED GOODS:
Tomato sauce
Green beans
Green peas
Pork & beans
Black-eyed peas
Cream of chicken soup
Cream of mushroom soup
Canned fruit of any kind
Any other canned vegetables
Canned meats and tuna
Canned soups

DRY GOODS:
Rice
Pasta
Beans
Sugar
Flour

SNACKS:
cookies
cakes
any kind of sweets

SEASONINGS:
Salt
Black pepper
Red pepper
Garlic powder
Onions – fresh and powdered
Cajun seasoning

 

COOKING OIL:
Any type

CONDIMENTS:
Mayonnaise
Mustard
Relish
Salad dressings
Pickles

CLEANING SUPPLIES:
Dishwashing liquid
Bleach
All-purpose cleaners

PAPER PRODUCTS:
Bathroom tissue
Napkins
Flat paper hand towels for bathroom dispensers
Plastic cutlery - forks, knives and spoons

PERSONAL HYGIENE:
Feminine hygiene products

**For more info about the shelter or Pack The Tent food drive, call Mrs. Pearl Cole, Director, Abraham’s Tent at (337) 439-9330

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