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Lake Area restaurants form feeding initiative to help those in need

Updated: Apr. 20, 2021 at 10:25 AM CDT
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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Several restaurants in the Lake Area have joined hands in a new initiative to help feed those in Southwest Louisiana who are struggling as a result of last years hurricane season.

The restaurants will be donating a box of commercial dry goods or canned goods to Water’s Edge every week for a month to help meet their needs and to make sure they are providing hot meals.

Restaurants that are partaking in the initiative include Luna’s, Que Pasa, Casa Manana, Mellow Mushroom, The Villa Harlequin, 121 Artisan Bistro, The James 710, Restaurant Calla, Steamboat Bills, and Buffi’s Peaux Boys.

Buffi’s owner Paige Vidrine is thankful to be able to work alongside other restaurants to help Southwest Louisiana get back on its feet.

“We’ve been given so much, and we’ve been supported so much by the community, so all of us said, ‘You know what, how do we do this together? Not just one restaurant or just one initiative, but how do we inspire the entire community to give back?’” Vidrine said. “It’s just been awesome working with these guys and just being leaders in the community. It’s really been nice to work together to lead and really push an initiative to feed people.”

Anyone interested in donating can click here for a list of local charities.

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