As schools shut down during the pandemic, VOA Southeast Louisiana has fed thousands of kids who would otherwise go hungry. Through their Fresh Food Factor Program, they are delivering 10,000 meals, six days a week. “It is an awesome experience,” says Fresh Food Factor’s Knyla Houston. “Just seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces, and knowing that their kids are fed, it’s very gratifying. I can’t wait until tomorrow to do it all over again because we’re truly making a difference in people’s lives.”
Since 1896, Volunteers of America has been answering God’s call to transform lives by reaching and uplifting America’s most vulnerable. We seek to serve the needs of the whole person—mind, body and spirit—by bringing together the human service agency and the church.
Our Ministry of Service, known as a church without walls, we are feeding hungry families, sheltering homeless and providing spiritual support for over one million people around the country. We lead with faith and service, shaping a better future for the neighbor in need, their family, and their community. Last year, VOA helped serve over 30,000 veterans last year and provides 4,000 beds for homeless veterans every night.
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Help Hungry Neighbors
The economic fallout from Covid-19 has left millions of Americans without enough food to feed their families. The number of people facing hunger and coming for help at VOA is growing and many of those are children. We do whatever it takes to care for the most vulnerable and feed the hungry, like our outdoor pop-up food pantries that are safely distributing groceries to families in need.
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