NORTHWEST LOUISIANA (KSLA) — Today was none other than KSLA News 12′s annual Holiday Food Drive, when we need your help to join the fight against hunger.
Each year, through your generosity, we collect tons of food — canned vegetables, canned meat, cereal, soup and other types of non-perishables.
The need this year is amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions.
KSLA News 12 and our partners had the following locations manned to receive donations between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. today:
- Car Giant Minden, 1380 Homer Road in Minden; and,
- Word of God Ministries, 6645 W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop in Shreveport.
And donations were accepted between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. today at:
- GEICO Insurance, 8510 Youree Drive, Suite B, in Shreveport.
This also was an opportunity to meet some of your favorite KSLA News 12 personalities.
Donated food will be given to the Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana for distribution.
Each month, 35,000 people in Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River and Webster parishes receive food from the food bank.
And the food bank provides 12 million pounds of food annually to people who are homeless, elderly, disabled, unemployed or underemployed and to children, women and men who live in poverty in those same parishes.
As always, thank you for your generosity and for contributing to the fight against hunger.