Lake area students volunteer to feed the hungry

By Crystal Price - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Students from area high schools volunteered their time on Wednesday at Abraham's Tent through serving meals to the hungry.

Nearly 15 students turned out to help stock the pantry and the serve more than 200 meals at Abraham's Tent. Students who participated attend LaGrange High, Barbe High, F. K. White Middle, and S.J. Welsh Middle.

LaGrange student Tremaine Collins volunteered at the facility last year and could not wait to get another group together to lend a helping hand again this year.

"Last year we did it with a club called FCA and this year I decided to go on Facebook and invite my own group of people to help out and we've seen a nice turnout," said Collins.

Students said the experience touched them in a way they will never forget.

"It was eye opening because I didn't realize they had so many people that couldn't provide for themselves at a time like this," said Kiana Winford, a student at Barbe High School.

"At first it was kind of sad and I felt sorry for them but then I know I'm making a change in their life and then it just feels good to help someone you know," said Courtney Fisher, a student at Barbe High School.

Organizers at Abraham's Tent said they have been blessed with a surplus of donations this year. The annual thanksgiving dinner is scheduled for Thursday morning at 11:30 a.m.

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