Catherine knows what it’s like to need a little extra help. She has been receiving groceries from Food Bank partner agency Traylor Ministries for three years. Catherine worked for many years at a plywood plant, and then as a nurses aid before retiring at age 75 to care for her husband after his stroke. After he passed away, Catherine started going to the food pantry.
At age 86, Catherine shows no signs of slowing down. She regularly gives rides to neighbors. “I love helping people,” she said. Catherine often cooks for neighborhood kids, who she calls her adopted grandchildren. She especially likes to make dishes with the vegetables she receives from the food pantry. “It’s a good cause and I love it!” said Catherine about the Food Bank.
The Food Bank of NELA’s primary feeding program is the distribution of food to our network of more than 60 non-profit partner agencies like Traylor Ministries. These agencies operate local pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other hunger relief programs. The Food Bank’s partners are located throughout 12 parishes in Northeast Louisiana and serve low income people in need of food assistance.
To help support the distribution of food to people like Catherine, please consider a donation. Just $10 will help the Food Bank provide 55 meals.