After last week’s winter storm brought freezing temperatures, snow, and ice to Louisiana and Texas, many communities across Louisiana were left without access to safe drinking water and food.
Thanks to support from donors like you, Second Harvest’s staff and volunteers sprang into action to help our neighbors in need. In the past week, we delivered nearly 60,000 bottles of water to distribute in Lake Charles, Sulphur, and Shreveport. We also delivered 1,500 prepared meals to individuals and the homeless displaced by the storm and sheltered in hotels across Acadiana. Our team also provided more than 12,000 pounds of food to storm victims in Acadiana, including milk and shelf-stable food items. And we continue to assess the need for additional food and water as communities recover from this record-breaking winter storm.
We are grateful to you and all our donors who make this emergency response possible. Second Harvest prepares year-round to be able to respond when a crisis strikes, and we couldn’t do it without your generous support. Thank you!