Creating a Community of Family
Thanksgiving is about gathering together with friends and family and sharing a meal together. We use this time to express gratitude for the things in life worth being thankful for. We take that mindset and bring it to underserved communities in need of a warm meal on Thanksgiving.
8th Annual Community Thanksgiving
LOP Community Thanksgiving was a success beyond our greatest hopes.
This year got kicked off to an amazing start with Ochsner's stepping up to the plate as our major donor! They were quickly followed by many other amazing corporate sponsors.
As it became clear that we would be wanting to triple the size of our program, we approached our partners and asked if they could accommodate the increase in volume. I was amazed by the effort that Taco Sisters and Poche's put into getting everything ready for us!
With the decision to increase our meals volume, we needed our volunteer groups to step up. Oh man, did they...beyond the call of duty. We were so amazed and pleased by the efforts from Rotary, Acadian, Rise and 705.
Finally, our community partners in New Iberia, Opelousas and Lafayette were key to making sure the 2,400 meals got to the people who needed them. They sent in picture of the happy faces and full hearts of people we served on Thanksgiving Morning.
It was an honor to work with each and every one of you!
Now, lets start planning 2022 :)
LOP Community Thanksgiving Event Coordinator