City of Monroe Officials and Employees to help with Senior Food Box Distribution at Food Bank of NELA

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 4:45pm

WHAT: Mayor Jamie Mayo, Monroe City Council members, city department heads and employees will be helping with the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana’s Senior Program distribution.

WHEN: 8:45 am until 10:45 am Wednesday, December 21, 2016

WHERE: Food Bank of NELA, 4600 Central Avenue, Monroe, LA 71203

The Food Bank of NELA Senior Program helps low-income senior citizens, aged 60 and older, stretch their food budgets by providing them with supplemental food each month. Seniors living on fixed incomes often have to choose between covering the cost of life-saving medications and buying the food they need to stay healthy. This program has grown to serve 1,435 seniors throughout Northeast Louisiana.

The distribution at the Food Bank in Monroe will serve those seniors who are able to drive through and pick up their boxes.  In addition, the Monroe Fire Department will also pick up boxes to be delivered to home bound seniors. Outlying parishes distribute their boxes on Thursday at locations in their communities.  

"City employees benevolent community projects" is #12 on Mayor Jamie Mayo's 60 for 60 list of projects during his current term.   

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