This year, with the generous support of Anchor Partnerships, our aspirations have grown exponentially. We aim to serve over 3,500 meals across the Acadiana area. Our target locations include Opelousas, Sunset, Lafayette, and New Iberia. Our goal is to have all meals delivered to their designated sites by noon on Thanksgiving Day, allowing guests to either pick up their dinners or enjoy a meal in the company of others in a safe and welcoming environment.
Join us as Love of People's Executive Director and Chad Theriot, our esteemed Channel Partner, share the heartfelt beginnings of Love Of People Community Thanksgiving.
Discover the "why" behind our mission and the inspiration that sparked it all. Together, they shed light on what it takes to reach this year's ambitious goal of serving
Join us in creating a Thanksgiving where no one is left hungry or alone, where the spirit of giving thrives, and where our community comes together to make a difference.
The success of Love Of People, Community Thanksgiving Project hinges on a collaborative effort that includes local government, community service agencies, a dedicated team of volunteers, and, most importantly, your organization. Your support will play a pivotal role in growing this meaningful initiative throughout the Acadiana area, continuing our time-honored tradition of sharing a meal and building stronger communities.
We cordially invite you and/or your organization to partner with Love of People in making a significant impact on Thanksgiving Day. Your contribution will not only support the provision of meals but also help create a sense of togetherness and shared goodwill that resonates deeply with our community.
With your support, we can serve even more families and individuals in need on this holiday of giving thanks. Being a Louisiana Non-Profit and Federal Non-Profit, your contributions are tax-deductible, making your partnership with us not only impactful but also financially beneficial.
9th Annual Community Thanksgiving
LOP Community Thanksgiving was another great success.
The production of the meals was done with more efficiency which allowed us to increase our production. Thanks to everyone’s great ideas on improvements… keep them coming!
The partnership we have in New Iberia was expanded to include more sites and allow for drive through pickups.
Our team in north Lafayette was also expanded to include more satellite locations.
While our team in Opelousas found new partners to allow for a bigger distribution.
Our fund raising was a little more challenging this year, but we had some amazing Sponsors step up to the plate this year which allowed us to cover our costs. THANK YOU!!!!
Once again, the effort that Taco Sisters showed in prepping the Turkeys was outstanding, Thank you, Jon!!!
Also, we could not even begin to accomplish this monumental task without the dedication and hard work of our “Game Day” volunteers.
The help from Rotary Club of Lafayette, Rotary Satellite Club, Acadian Total Securities, Rise Physical Therapy and Sports Lab, The 705 and so many more is what makes this all possible. It was an honor to work with each and every one of you!!
With all of these improvements, we were able to make 2,727 meals which got to the people who needed them all across Acadiana!
It is only through the great efforts of all of these people… our community… that we are able to full fill our mission of “Helping Others, Help Others”. And we do it… for the Love of People.
LOP Community Thanksgiving Event Coordinator