Over a dozen volunteers from Hancock Whitney, the New Orleans Saints, Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Grand Calliou Middle School spent their Veterans Day distributing much needed food and cleaning supplies to people in need from the greater Houma community who were impacted by Hurricane Ida. It is estimated that over 2,500 families benefited from the supplies, as cars lined Grand Calliou Road for hours to receive provisions and get a glimpse of Saints’ mascot, Sir Saint.
On Veterans Day, volunteers from Hancock Whitney, The New Orleans Saints and Second Harvest Food Bank united
to distribute food and much-needed supplies to residents of Houma.
The supplies were provided with a donation from both Hancock Whitney and the New Orleans Saints, as each donated $100,000 to Second Harvest post-Ida to ensure those impacted by the devastating storm continued to have access to food and household staples.
New Orleans Saints and Pelicans president Dennis Lauscha expressed that The New Orleans Saints were thrilled to play a role alongside Hancock Whitney, Second Harvest, and Grand Calliou Middle School helping provide essential resources to those in need throughout the Houma community. He added that food distribution events like these bring hope and encouragement to our community.
Disaster response is a long-term commitment for Second Harvest, even as their regular mission continues across 23 parishes in Louisiana. We hope that vital supporters will continue to provide assistance flowing into the Bayou & River Parishes regions as it will be necessary well into the future.
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