Nurturing the Mind, Body, and Soul in Acadiana

Five years ago, True Vine Ministries became a partner of Second Harvest, distributing food and help to the community of Scott, just west of Lafayette.

“I saw how the need was for low-income families, and especially for the elderly,” said church pantry Director Judy Francis.

By partnering with Second Harvest, Judy and her team created what looks like a small grocery store where those in need can “shop” for nutritious groceries at no charge.

“It’s a good thing that helps with their self-esteem, because they’re choosing their food, and we’re not choosing it for them.”

In addition to meat, canned goods, and fresh produce, visitors can also get personal hygiene items, thanks to the support of donors like you. “And now we’re expanding to bring in health professionals from local medical
facilities,” Ms. Frances said. Along with food distribution, the Church also hosts health fairs, where people can get free medical screenings for diabetes, vision, blood pressure, cholesterol, stroke prevention and other health concerns.”

“The Church really is like a family hospital, where people already come for physical and emotional help when they’re in need. We want to help them live better lives and help diagnose problems early on, before they become bigger problems.”

Thanks to your support, Second Harvest and our partner agencies can improve the lives of children, families, and seniors across South Louisiana. We couldn’t do it without your help.

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