City of Monroe partnering with Food Bank of NELA to distribute 1000 food boxes

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UPDATE: MONROE, La. (Press Release) 4/29/20 — The Monroe “drive-thru” distribution will take place at Friday, May 1, beginning at 10 am until supplies are gone – at the Monroe Civic Center, located at 401 Lea Joyner Expressway.  To help as many families as possible, the Food Bank will distribute ONE BOX PER VEHICLE. 

Monroe Police will guide traffic on a designated route, while volunteers from the Louisiana National Guard and other city personnel help distribute supplies. 

Due to the expected response, motorists should plan for detours due to heavy traffic in the Civic Center/City Hall corridor between 8 am and 12 noon.

Please note: 

  • Food boxes will be distributed on a first come, first served basis
  • 1 BOX PER VEHICLE
  • Each box will contain 25-pounds of non-perishable food items
  • Please clear space in your trunk or seat prior to arrival at distribution site

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MONROE, La. — During Monday’s update briefing, Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo announced that the City of Monroe will be partnering with the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana to distribute 1000 food boxes to families whose household incomes have been impacted by COVID-19.

“I want to encourage those who can to support the Food Bank of northeast Louisiana.  In addition to their regular efforts, Executive Director Jean Toth and her team at the Food Bank are doing an outstanding job keeping food on the table of families who have been affected by the Coronavirus and tornado.”

Mayor Jamie Mayo, City of Monroe

The “drive-thru” distribution will take place on Friday, May 1, 2020, starting at 10 AM at the Monroe Civic Center. The distribution will last until supplies are gone.

The Monroe Police Department will guide traffic while volunteers with the Louisiana National Guard and other city personnel will help to distribute the supplies.

The food boxes will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. They say that each box will contain 25-pounds of non-perishable food items and will also come with water, thanks to donations from Pepsi Beverage North America and the Monroe SAM’s Club.

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