The Cane River Food Pantry-Lending a Helping Hand to Our Neighbors Who Need It

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Every month, the Cane River Food Pantry gives out food packages to around 230 of our fellow citizens and their families who need a little help keeping food on the table. The food pantry has been in service for 20 years and has been in its Natchitoches location for the past 4 years.

The Cane River Food Pantry is a true community effort, staffed and run entirely by volunteers. NSU athletes have unloaded food trucks. Student groups from NSU have organized food donations and helped with packing food boxes and passing them out. They have been joined by local Boy Scouts and volunteers from different churches working together to package and distribute the food. The stocks of food received from the regional food bank are supplemented by food donated by people and churches all over Natchitoches Parish.

There are a number of people in our community whose circumstances are such, either due to health or lack of transportation, who cannot get to the food pantry. In that event, volunteers drive out to deliver their food packages. The Food Pantry also offers donated clothing and coats free to any who need them.

The Cane River Food Pantry needs you help to continue its mission to help the less fortunate in our parish. There are trucks to unload, food to package and then hand out. There is a continual need for food donations. There are tasks suited to every level of ability. Every month, people come to the Cane River Food Pantry for assistance. Some are elderly. Some are handicapped. Some are young families, others in trying circumstances. They are our fellow citizens. They need our help.

The Cane River Food Pantry gives out food on the 2nd Saturday of every month. On the Wednesday before, food deliveries are unloaded. On the Thursday before, the food boxes are packed for hand out and delivery. If you would like to donate and/or volunteer to help, please contact Ms. Donna Green at First United Methodist Church 318-357-8296.

NOTICE: The Cane River Food Pantry will be moving from its old location on Edwine Drive to a new location at 148 Blanchard Road (down Keyser Ave past the movie theater-Blanchard Road will be on the left.) This will be in effect starting in August.

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