SPECIAL REPORT: Feeding the Arklamiss: Combating hunger in our neighborhoods

Special Reports

WEST MONROE, La. (11/13/2019) In every newscast today, NBC 10 & FOX 14 are running a project we call “Feeding the Arklamiss”. We look at the issue of hunger in our region, and how some organizations, ministries, and individuals are working to feed those in need.

Additionally, we are holding an on-air telethon for the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana. You can call in a donate at (318) 388-8808. If the phones are busy, you can donate online at the link below.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE MONEY TO THE FOOD BANK OF NORTHEAST LOUISIANA.

Our Hunter Elyse talked to people who give of their time and volunteer at the Food Bank, including one mom who knows exactly how those in need feel. She was in their shoes before.

Our Mya Hudgins talks with those who fill, organize, and distribute food bags for school kids so those children can have food to eat when school is out.

Our Bode Brooks profiles a local ministry that serves those in need. See how faith turns words into action. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/Hope-Street-Ministries-213647705313848/

Our Anna McAllister shows us how the elderly are fed in our region, including one group of friends who call themselves “The Naughty Boys”.

Our Chelsea Jones helps us understand SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known at Food Stamps. She debunks the myths, and looks at those who get a hand up when they are in need.

Our Brian Briggs looks at how 211 is being used to connect those in need with local organizations who are eager to serve the Arklamiss.

During our morning show on NBC 10, our Bode Brooks talked with the Director of the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, Jean Toth.

During our morning show on FOX 14, our Anna McAllister spoke with one of the newest members of the board for the Food Bank of Northeast Louisiana, Marisol O’Neal.

During Louisiana Living on FOX 14, Ashley Doughty spoke with the Food Bank of NELA Director Jean Toth and Board President Ken Dorsey about the partnerships between the community and the Food Bank.

During Louisiana Living on FOX 14, Ashley Doughty spoke with the Food Bank of NELA Director of Operations Ashley White and Billy Haddad with Origin Bank about the corporate donations and how they help the Food Bank.

During Louisiana Living on FOX 14, Ashley Doughty spoke with the Food Bank of NELA Communications Officer Sarah Hoffman and Miss Louisiana Tech 2019 Courtney Hammons about the direct impacts of food insecurity on health.

During Cooking with Olivia on FOX 14, Olivia showed off a cool Lentil and Black Bean Chili recipe that she made from the different items found in a senior food box.

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