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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -
When Meals on Wheels
doesn't deliver, one local feeding program steps up to help the elderly. But
thanks to the struggling economy, the program might be in jeopardy.
Carter Foundation started three and half
years ago with a game of free bingo at the Golden Arm Apartments. But now Angus
Carter and his wife provide warm meals for over 60 residents every weekend.
But a recent food drive proved disappointing
for the group.
"When my wife and I get there on a Saturday morning, we
get there about 8:15-8:30," said Carter. "When we get there, there's several of
them just waiting for our car to pull up."
That's how Carter said it's been for he and his wife
since they started serving the elderly at Golden Arms Apartments.
"We feed as many come out or as many as need to be fed
that's not able to feed themselves," said Carter.
But the tough economy is hitting
Carter Foundation just like it's hitting everyone else.
"We've been in need of certain
necessities, like meat products and stuff like that, and it's been hard because
we haven't been able to get meat products and some of the things that we really
do need to keep the program going," said Carter.
Last Saturday the group hosted a food
drive to help bring in the necessary food items to keep their warm meals coming
to the elderly. Carter was in the hospital at the time, and when he found out
that only two people donated items he was shocked.
"When I found out that only two people
contributed to the food drive, it almost sent me back to the hospital, because
I really wasn't liking that too much," said Carter.
Their food pantry is sparse right now,
but they hope to continue feeding those in need for many years to come. Carter
says what they're doing is something the local community needs to be more
"I feel wonderful about what we do, and I want to the
community to feel wonderful, to feel the same as we do," said Carter. "You get
involved in that, and how do you walk away from something like that?"
The program is most in need of meat items (chicken, pork and beef), fresh and canned fruit, cake mix and corn bread mix. Carter said they could also use volunteers. Monetary donations can also be made and are tax deductible, because the program is classified as non-profit.
You can reach Carter Foundation at (337)433-6590 or by email at email@example.com.