According to KPLC 7, the Salvation Army and United Way are teaming up to make sure no one goes hungry.

Anyone who is hungry can go eat. However, due to the stay-at-home order, their thrift store and social services offices will remain closed. Abraham’s Tent is also closed due to the coronavirus shutdown.

Denise Durel, President and CEO of United Way of Southwest Louisiana told KPLC 7,

“I am happy to announce that even with the closing of Abraham’s Tent, the Salvation Army is actively feeding.""

In addition to serving food-to-go, the Salvation Army will provide meals twice a day, Monday through Saturday. On Sunday, they will serve three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Salvation Army and United Way officials are working to align breakfast times with the city bus schedule.

This is going to take a huge effort from preparing meals, serving food, and keeping an ample food supply to feed those in need. Volunteers are needed and the shelter is asking for donations from the community. If you can help please visit UnitedwaySWLA.org or contact the Lake Charles branch officer for more info at (337) 721-8068.

The following items are needed:

Food
Hand soap
Baby soap
Laundry detergent
Bleach

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