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Twin Cities Hosting Food Distributions in August

The City of West Monroe and the City of Monroe, in partnership with the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, will both host food distributions during the first week of August. These food distributions are open to all residents who live in Ouachita Parish who are in need of food.

“We thank the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana for partnering with the cities of Monroe and West Monroe to distribute food to those in our community who need assistance,” said West Monroe Mayor Staci Mitchell. “Food security is a basic need, and we are proud to partner with the Food Bank to meet that need.”

“I cannot think of a greater service our city and employees can provide than helping to distribute food for those who may need it most,” said Monroe Mayor Friday Ellis. “We are pleased to participate with the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, the National Guard, and the City of West Monroe. All are great partners, and we look forward to helping with this distribution.”

• Monroe Distribution: Wednesday, August 5th from 9 a.m. until supplies run out at the Monroe Civic Center located at 401 Lea Joyner Expressway in Monroe.
• West Monroe Distribution: Thursday, August 6th from 9 a.m. until supplies run out at the Ike Hamilton Expo Center located at 501 Mane Street in West Monroe.

Each vehicle will receive a box containing chicken drumsticks, chicken Creole, chicken strips, and smoked sausage. In addition attendees will receive a 25 pound box of non-perishable food items, and a bag of fresh apples. Food will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis, and limited to one set per vehicle.

The distribution will be a “drive thru” service, with members of the Louisiana National Guard loading food boxes into the vehicles. Recipients will not have to get

The Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana has been hosting drive-thru food distributions throughout the 12 parish region they serve since the pandemic began. This is in addition to over 50 regular program and partner agency distributions. For those in need of food who live outside of Ouachita Parish, help is also available. Visit or call the Food Bank at 318-322-3567 to find a local food distribution.

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