Water’s Edge holds food giveaway in Lake Charles

Published: Aug. 25, 2022 at 6:45 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2022 at 3:27 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Water’s Edge Gathering provided relief for those in need with another food drive Thursday.

Water’s Edge typically holds their food drives every three months. They always have a big turnout, and Thursday was no exception. The parking lot was completely full and had a line spanning across Power Center Parkway.

Pastor Tony Borque explained why he thinks the need is so big in the Lake Area.

“I think right now the combination of after the hurricanes, people are still recovering from that. And then gas prices obviously have went up, but people are also struggling from their energy bills, and because of that it’s continued to provide a big need. So people continue to show up, you know, I guess they show up different years for different reasons, but right now I just think the stacking of the energy bills, gas prices, hurricane recovery - it still pushes them towards us. And so if we have it, we give it, you know?” Borque said.

Some of the items in the bags included everyday essentials like cereals, bread and other grocery needs.